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
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    having the ability to produce or originate
    synonyms: generative
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    Antonyms:
    consumptive
    tending to consume or use often wastefully
    exploitative, exploitatory, exploitive
    tending to exploit or make use of
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  3. adjective
    yielding positive results
    Synonyms:
    successful
    having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
  4. adjective
    marked by great fruitfulness
    “a productive vineyard”
    synonyms: fat, fertile, rich
    fruitful
    productive or conducive to producing in abundance
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