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Definition of uneconomical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, NAmE//ˌʌnikəˈnɑmɪkl//
(also uneconomic) uneconomical (to do something)
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using too much time or money, or too many materials, and therefore not likely to make a profit It soon proved uneconomical to stay open 24 hours a day. Transportation costs would turn the operation into an uneconomical exercise. opposite economical
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