unprofitable

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

Definition of unprofitable 

: not profitable : producing no gain, good, or result an unprofitable venture

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Other words from unprofitable

unprofitableness noun
unprofitably \ˌən-ˈprä-fə-tə-blē, -ˈpräf-tə-bəl \ adverb

Examples of unprofitable in a Sentence

an unprofitable effort to find the information

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Only 5 percent have made the cut to become Spacious spaces, said the company, which is unprofitable. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 Only 5 percent have made the cut to become Spacious spaces, said the company, which is unprofitable. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 Only 5 percent have made the cut to become Spacious spaces, said the company, which is unprofitable. Nellie Bowles, The Seattle Times, "Sorry, power-lunchers — these tables are reserved for drop-in workers," 9 July 2018 Only 5 percent have made the cut to become Spacious spaces, said the company, which is unprofitable. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Sorry, Power-Lunchers. These Tables Are Reserved for Drop-In Workers.," 8 July 2018 Bon-Ton, the parent company of Boston Store, Younkers and other department stores, had been unprofitable for more than six consecutive years and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bon-Ton Stores liquidator needs employees for the retailer's final summer in business," 11 June 2018 Dairy farming in general in California has turned unprofitable, said Annie AcMoody, director of economic analysis at the Western United Dairymen trade association. Dale Kasler, sacbee, "How Trump's trade war is hurting California's largest agricultural sector," 8 June 2018 For the ubiquitous chain, moving slower and shutting unprofitable stores may trigger some deja vu. Leslie Patton, chicagotribune.com, "Starbucks plans to open fewer stores in U.S. while closing many in larger cities," 19 June 2018 What's more important to Wall Street, Sowerby said, is Ford's commitment to ultimately end production of unprofitable vehicles to improve the bottom line. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Will Ford's Detroit train station purchase spark its stock price?," 15 June 2018

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First Known Use of unprofitable

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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unprofitable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unprofitable

: not making money

: not producing good or helpful results or effects

unprofitable

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

Kids Definition of unprofitable

: not producing a profit

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