unsustaining

unsustaining

(ˌʌnsəˈsteɪnɪŋ)
adj
not sustaining; that does not sustain
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The evolution of American workers from sustaining retirement pensions to unsustaining 401(k)s is one of the chapters in this book.
Lost in the mix, overshadowed by the glorious sky castle and by Operation Noah, were the 57,000 displaced Gwembe Tsonga, forcibly driven from the valley they had inhabited for centuries and dumped in distant, semi-arid terrain, amidst unfamiliar and unsustaining ecologies.
Almost all of these figures, according to McClure, share a sense that secularity has become a restrictive and unsustaining worldview.
In both, he inhabits a blighted, hostile and unsustaining physical landscape.
Most immediately and obviously, Leiris's text suggests communist China to be an ultimately unsustaining space for its author-narrator by implying that the maternal and erotic satisfactions he is granted in the Chinese realm prove limited, ephemeral, or disappointing.