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



BrE BrE//ˌʌnˌiːkəˈnɒmɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˌiːkəˈnɑːmɪkl//
; BrE BrE//ˌʌnˌekəˈnɒmɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌnˌekəˈnɑːmɪkl//
(also uneconomic)
jump to other results
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