: tending to hinder the attainment of a desired goal <violence as a means to achieve an end is counterproductive — W. E. Brock b1930>
Examples of COUNTERPRODUCTIVE
- His uncontrollable anger is very counterproductive to his attempt at saving his marriage.
- <harsh disciplinary measures that prove to be counterproductive>
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Related to COUNTERPRODUCTIVE
- ineffective, feckless, hamstrung, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, inexpedient
- effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, expedient, operant, ultraefficient
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