adjective un·pro·duc·tive \ˌən-prə-ˈdək-tiv, -prō-\

Definition of unproductive

  1. :  not effective in bringing something about :  not yielding results, benefits, or profits :  not productive <unproductive meetings> <unproductive strategies> <unproductive workers>

Circa 1676

First Known Use of unproductive

circa 1676

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