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



    BrE BrE//ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈprɑːfɪtəbl//
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  1. 1not making enough financial profit unprofitable companies
  2. 2(formal) not bringing any advantage opposite profitable
  3. Extra examples Airlines will start pulling out of unprofitable routes. It became unprofitable to sell large electrical goods in high street stores. Mining was becoming increasingly unprofitable. We need to know which brands are unprofitable.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: unprofitable