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synonyms for unproductive

  • fruitless
  • futile
  • ineffective
  • infertile
  • pointless
  • unprofitable
  • useless
  • worthless
  • barren
  • empty
  • sterile
  • trivial
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antonyms for unproductive

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  • beneficial
  • fruitful
  • helpful
  • potent
  • productive
  • profitable
  • successful
  • useful
  • valuable
  • worthwhile
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How to use unproductive in a sentence

They became, in a sense, unproductive employees, and were summarily fired.
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Strategic foresight offers an alternative to unproductive worry.
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That way, we are more likely to avoid previous mistakes, break unproductive patterns, and benefit from lessons learned.
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Most of them are woefully unproductive, and tyrannize our offices.
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So if senior managers are calling them unproductive, we know we have a problem.
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He sat glum and thoughtful, his mind in unproductive travail, until the captain was announced.
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The most unproductive part appeared to be the narrow strip that extends towards Cape Van Diemen.
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The deposits received are not left unproductive, they are placed in funds, public or otherwise.
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The fisheries were comparatively unproductive, and the potato crop failed.
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It is in accordance with facts to call American professors, as a class, unproductive.
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WORDS RELATED TO UNPRODUCTIVE

  • failed
  • failing
  • fruitless
  • futile
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • unavailing
  • unproductive
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • vain
  • worthless
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.