unproductive

Definitions of unproductive
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adj 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
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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adj 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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