Definition of counterproductive
: tending to hinder the attainment of a desired goal violence as a means to achieve an end is counterproductive — W. E. Brock born 1930
Examples of counterproductive in a sentence
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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Definition of counterproductive for English Language Learners
: not helpful : making the thing you want to happen less likely to happen
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