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1. Bringing in no profit or profits: an unprofitable business venture.
2. Serving no useful purpose: an unprofitable argument.

un·prof′it·a·bil′i·ty, un·prof′it·a·ble·ness n.
un·prof′it·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.unprofitableness - the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profitunprofitableness - the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
gainfulness, lucrativeness, profitability, profitableness - the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit


The condition or quality of being useless or ineffective:
References in classic literature ?
I accuse myself of sloth and unprofitableness day by day; but when these waves of God flow into me I no longer reckon lost time.
This obsolete philosophy reigned for millennia, "meanly proud of its own unprofitableness.