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unfruitful

[ uhn-froot-fuhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF unfruitful
  • adj.barren
  • adj.unprofitable
  • adj.not fruitful

Synonyms for unfruitful

  • fruitless
  • impotent
  • infertile
  • nonproductive
  • sterile
  • unproductive
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Antonyms for unfruitful

  • fruitful
  • potent
  • productive
  • profitable
  • prolific
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNFRUITFUL

The works of darkness are unfruitful because they are transient.

And they are unfruitful because, whilst they last, they yield no real satisfaction.

Futile for a time were the parental arguments, unfruitful every effort!

He has not cast out the unfruitful, but has tenderly spared them.

I coughed and made other noises, with like unfruitful result.

Will you be like that wheat in the mummy's hand, unfruitful and forgotten, or would you grow?

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

The appearances are that my journey has not been unfruitful.

It is in Picardy, which I am told is the most arid and unfruitful province in France.

He enforces the words, Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "barren," from un- (1) "not" + fruitful. Originally literal; figurative sense is attested from c.1400. Related: Unfruitfully; unfruitfulness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR UNFRUITFUL

barren

adjectiveunable to support growth

fruitless

adjectivebringing no advantage, product
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