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

  

uneconomical

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌʌnˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˌiːkəˈnɑːmɪkl//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌʌnˌekəˈnɒmɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˌekəˈnɑːmɪkl//
 
(also uneconomic)
 
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uneconomical (to do something) 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. Small hospitals were uneconomical. opposite economical
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: uneconomical