AskDefine | Define unproductive

Dictionary Definition

unproductive adj
1 not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries" [ant: productive]
2 not producing desired results; "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"

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Etymology

From un + product(produce) +-ive.

Pronunciation

Adjective

unproductive
  1. Not productive; useless; fruitless.
    Juggling is an amusing pastime, but generally unproductive.

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