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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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