unprofitable

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

Definition of unprofitable

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

unprofitableness

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unprofitably

play \ˌən-ˈprä-fə-tə-blē, -ˈpräf-tə-bəl\ adverb

Examples of unprofitable in a Sentence

  1. an unprofitable effort to find the information

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First Known Use of unprofitable

14th century


UNPROFITABLE Defined for English Language Learners

unprofitable

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adjective

Definition of unprofitable for English Language Learners

  • : not making money

  • : not producing good or helpful results or effects


UNPROFITABLE Defined for Kids

unprofitable

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

Definition of unprofitable for Students

  1. :  not producing a profit



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