Synonyms and Antonyms of productive
1 having a role in deciding something's final form <contributed several productive ideas to the project> Synonyms constructive, formativeRelated Words causal, creative; consequential, influentialAntonyms nonconstructive, nonproductive, unproductive
2 producing abundantly <overfishing has depleted the stock of fish in these waters, which were once so productive> Synonyms cornucopian, fat, fecund, fructuous, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, fertile, prolific, richRelated Words bearing, generative, producing, yielding; abounding, abundant, bountiful; copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful, plentitudinous; blooming, bursting, flourishing, swarming, teeming, thriving; creative, inventive, originalNear Antonyms meager (or meagre), scant, scanty, skimp, skimpy, spare, sparseAntonyms barren, dead, infertile, sterile, unfertile, unfruitful, unproductive
3 producing or capable of producing a desired result <panicking during a crisis is not productive behavior> Synonyms effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, operative, potent, effectiveRelated Words hyperefficient, ultraefficient; adequate, capable, competent; accomplished, adept, consummate, experienced, expert, masterly, practiced (also practised), proficient, skilled, skillful, versed, veteran, virtuoso; cogent, convincing, killer, sound, striking, telling, valid; active, dynamic; useful, working; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workableNear Antonyms counterproductive; incapable, incompetent, inexperienced, inexpert, unqualified, unseasoned, unskilled, unskillful; abortive, bootless, futile, vain; empty, hollow, idle, pointless, unavailing, unprofitable, unsuccessful; inoperative, worthlessAntonyms fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, inoperative, unfruitful, unproductive, useless
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