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unprofitable

adjective un·prof·it·able \ˌən-ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl, -ˈpräf-tə-bəl\

: not making money

: not producing good or helpful results or effects

Full Definition of UNPROFITABLE

:  not profitable :  producing no gain, good, or result <an unprofitable venture>
un·prof·it·able·ness noun
un·prof·it·ably \-blē\ adverb
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Examples of UNPROFITABLE

  1. <an unprofitable effort to find the information>

First Known Use of UNPROFITABLE

14th century
UNPROFITABLE Defined for Kids

unprofitable

adjective un·prof·it·able \ˌən-ˈprä-fə-tə-bəl\

Definition of UNPROFITABLE for Kids

:  not producing a profit

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