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adjective as in counteractive

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“In some ways it seems counterproductive to have all these news organizations based in the most expensive cities in America, especially with more remote workers now,” he said.

From Digiday

He’s not able to move, and I don’t want him to be counterproductive right now.

Righteously scolding latecomers is gratifying but counterproductive to the cause — a self-centered move in its own right.

The evidence is clear that this type of coaching is harmful for players and counterproductive to team-building.

Tehran’s leadership will be aware of the risk that such a step could prove counterproductive.

From Ozy

Panic—and the inevitable panicking about the panic—is counterproductive.

Unfortunately, discussions about race and the NFL are rarely nuanced and are usually counterproductive.

Never mind that the effects of correction are bound to be negligible or, worse, counterproductive.

The concept of a ‘black community’ or ‘black America’ led by figures like Al Sharpton is counterproductive and, at best, outdated.

As Rajdeep Singh noted, excluding Sikhs from the NYPD is counterproductive to the very idea of community-based policing.

Idealizing all these possibilities would be as counterproductive as demonizing literacy-based practical experiences.

The leadership in Bulgaria, as did those in other Eastern European countries, learned that repression was counterproductive.


On this page you'll find 341 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to counterproductive, such as: checking, countering, counter to, interfering, and opposite.

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