unproductive

Definitions of unproductive
  1. adjective
    not producing or capable of producing
    “elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries”
    Synonyms:
    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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    Antonyms:
    productive
    producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly)
    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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  2. adjective
    not producing desired results
    “the talks between labor and management were unproductive
    Synonyms:
    ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective
    not producing an intended effect
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