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1. Not productive; idle.
2. Economics Adding nothing to exchangeable value.

un′pro·duc′tive·ly adv.
un′pro·duc′tive·ness n.
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Noun1.unproductiveness - the quality of lacking the power to produceunproductiveness - the quality of lacking the power to produce
aridity, barrenness, fruitlessness - the quality of yielding nothing of value
productiveness, productivity - the quality of being productive or having the power to produce
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