Definition of unprofitable
: not profitable : producing no gain, good, or result an unprofitable venture
unprofitablyplay \ˌən-ˈprä-fə-tə-blē, -ˈpräf-tə-bəl\ adverb
Examples of unprofitable in a Sentence
an unprofitable effort to find the information
Recent Examples of unprofitable from the Web
AngloGold Ashanti, a gold-mining giant, last week announced plans to lay off 8,500 workers, a third of its South African workforce, at mines that are now deemed unprofitable.
On top of it all, the company is still unprofitable.
Few historical problems have produced more unprofitable discussion than that of Hannibal’s pass over the Alps.
Under the agreement, Riefs said Sears Holdings has the option to exit leases by making a payment equal to one year of rent if a store is unprofitable.
Sears Holdings Corp. will terminate leases for 20 unprofitable stores with landlord Seritage Growth Properties, part of cost cutting measures as the struggling retailer tries to shore up its business.
Expansion will mostly come from adding units at existing projects, given new projects are unprofitable at current international oil prices of around $45 a barrel.
Handle bad, unprofitable customers delicately and diplomatically.
The EV-1, though technologically groundbreaking, was at the time seen as simply unprofitable, and its end was met with outrage from environmentalists.
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First Known Use of unprofitable
UNPROFITABLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unprofitable for English Language Learners
: not making money
: not producing good or helpful results or effects
UNPROFITABLE Defined for Kids
Definition of unprofitable for Students
: not producing a profit
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