unfruitful


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un·fruit·ful

 (ŭn-fro͞ot′fəl)
adj.
1. Not bearing fruit or offspring; barren.
2. Not productive of a good or useful result.

un·fruit′ful·ly adv.
un·fruit′ful·ness n.

unfruitful

(ʌnˈfruːtfʊl)
adj
1. barren, unproductive, or unprofitable
2. (Botany) failing to produce or develop into fruit
unˈfruitfully adv
unˈfruitfulness n

un•fruit•ful

(ʌnˈfrut fəl)

adj.
1. not providing satisfaction; unprofitable; unrewarding: an unfruitful search for gold.
2. not producing offspring; sterile.
3. not bearing fruit or harvest; barren: an unfruitful tree.
[1350–1400]
un•fruit′ful•ly, adv.
un•fruit′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unfruitful - not fruitfulunfruitful - not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production
infertile, sterile, unfertile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"

unfruitful

adjective
1. Unable to produce offspring:
2. Lacking or unable to produce growing plants or crops:
Translations

unfruitful

[ˈʌnˈfruːtfʊl] ADJinfructuoso

unfruitful

adj soil, woman, discussionunfruchtbar; attemptfruchtlos
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Alas, how ye stand there before me, ye unfruitful ones; how lean your ribs!
in Boeotia, Locris and Thessaly: elsewhere the movement was forced and unfruitful. (2) The extant collection of three poems, "Works and Days", "Theogony", and "Shield of Heracles", which alone have come down to us complete, dates at least from the 4th century A.D.: the title of the Paris Papyrus (Bibl.
The boy's precocity led the queen to call him her 'little Lord Keeper.' At the age of twelve he, like Wyatt, was sent to Cambridge, where his chief impression was of disgust at the unfruitful scholastic application of Aristotle's ideas, still supreme in spite of a century of Renaissance enlightenment.
There is no such place in that part now; but it remained there for many years, looking with a baulked countenance at the wilderness patched with unfruitful gardens and pimpled with eruptive summerhouses, that it had meant to run over in no time.
The work we impose on him has all the hardship of mere task work; it is unfruitful, incessant, monotonous, and has to be transacted for the most part with nervous bores.
"This kind of discussion is unfruitful, Vincy," said Mr.
He sat by a newly-lighted wood fire (the blighted and unfruitful year was prematurely cold), and on his honest and courageous face there was a deeper shade than the pendent lamp could throw, or any object in the room distortedly reflect--a shade of horror.
The strange thing is that they should have lived so thickly on what must always have been most unfruitful soil.
SSGC made a counter attack and forced their first PC in the 21st minute which went unfruitful and following a foul they got the second which was converted by Mubashir.
After several rounds of unfruitful negotiations on the gas dispute, the two sides decided to refer it to global arbitration body early in 2018.
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Saad Rafique said that the PM meeting with the business community was unfruitful as he could not satisfy the community adding that political temperature in the country is increasing after every day and in these conditions, the country could not be run.