productive

If you're productive, that means you do a lot — you create or produce large amounts of something. A productive worker makes more widgets than the shirker who keeps sneaking out to gossip and drink coffee.

The word productive often describes a person's capability to do a lot of work, but is can refer to anything that produces a lot. The land in your area might be the most productive in the state, meaning crops grow very well there. Productive can be used more broadly to describe something that produces a positive result. For example, you might have a productive conversation with your mom about your college plans, or you might make a productive investment.

Definitions of productive
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adj producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)

productive farmland”
“his productive years”
“a productive collaboration”
Synonyms:
creative, originative
having the ability or power to create
fertile
capable of reproducing
fruitful
productive or conducive to producing in abundance
amentaceous, amentiferous
(of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins
arable, cultivable, cultivatable, tillable
(of farmland) capable of being farmed productively
fecund, fertile, prolific
intellectually productive
fur-bearing
of animals having fur (especially of commercial quality)
nut-bearing
(of shrubs or trees) producing nuts
oil-bearing
containing oil
rich
very productive
profitable
yielding material gain or profit
successful
having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
Antonyms:
unproductive
not producing or capable of producing
uncreative
not creative
infertile, sterile, unfertile
incapable of reproducing
bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain
unproductive of success
dry
unproductive especially of the expected results
nonproductive
not directly productive
unprofitable
producing little or no profit or gain
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adj having the ability to produce or originate

Synonyms:
generative
Antonyms:
consumptive
tending to consume or use often wastefully
exploitative, exploitatory, exploitive
tending to exploit or make use of
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adj yielding positive results

Synonyms:
successful
having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

adj marked by great fruitfulness

“a productive vineyard”
Synonyms:
fat, fertile, rich
fruitful
productive or conducive to producing in abundance

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