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
That sort of sacrifice is designed to make serial scamming unprofitable, since ditching a reputation and creating a new one would become much more costly.
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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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