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un·pro·duc·tive

 (ŭn′prə-dŭk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Not productive; idle.
2. Economics Adding nothing to exchangeable value.

un′pro·duc′tive·ly adv.
un′pro·duc′tive·ness n.

unproductive

(ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv)
adj
1. (often foll by of) not productive of (anything)
2. (Economics) not producing goods and services with exchange value
ˌunproˈductively adv
ˌunproˈductiveness, unˌproducˈtivity n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unproductive - not producing or capable of producingunproductive - not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
uncreative - not creative; "an uncreative imagination"
infertile, sterile, unfertile - incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple"
unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration"
2.unproductive - not producing desired resultsunproductive - not producing desired results; "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"
ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"

unproductive

unproductive

adjective
Lacking or unable to produce growing plants or crops:
Translations

unproductive

[ˈʌnprəˈdʌktɪv] ADJ [capital, soil etc] → improductivo; [meeting etc] → infructuoso

unproductive

[ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv] adj [day, factory, capital] → improductif/ive; [land] → improductif/ive, stérile; [discussion, meeting] → stérile
The meeting was unproductive → La réunion n'a rien donné.

unproductive

adj capitalnicht gewinnbringend, keinen Gewinn bringend attr; soilunfruchtbar, ertragsarm; discussion, meetingunproduktiv, unergiebig; factory, workerunproduktiv

unproductive

[ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv] adjimproduttivo/a; (discussion) → sterile
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