Definition of unproductive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

unproductive

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv//
 
 
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not producing very much; not producing good results unproductive land an unproductive meeting I've had a very unproductive day. opposite productiveWord Familyproduce verbproducer nounproduction nounproductive adjective (unproductive)productively adverbproduct nounproduce nounExtra examples I’ve spent yet another unproductive day. She returned from a rather unproductive trip to New York. The changes include cutting subsidies and shedding unproductive jobs. We had a series of unproductive meetings.
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