Definition of counterproductive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

counterproductive

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˌkaʊntərprəˈdʌktɪv//
 
[not usually before noun]
 
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having the opposite effect to the one that was intended Increases in taxation would be counterproductive. compare productive
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