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unproductive

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of unproductive

  1. 1 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation crop rotation had prevented the farmland from becoming unproductive Synonyms of unproductive bony (also boney), dead, desolate, hardscrabble, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unfertile, barren, wasteWords Related to unproductive bleak, inhospitable, lifeless; uncultivable, untillable; bankrupted, consumed, debilitated, depleted, diminished, drained, dried-up, enfeebled, exhausted, expended, lessened, reduced, spent, used up; arid, desert, droughty, dry, rainless, sere (also sear), thirsty, waterless; baked, dehydrated, parched, sunbakedNear Antonyms of unproductive arable, tillable; green, sylvan, verdantAntonyms of unproductive fertile, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, rich

  2. 2 producing no results her attempts to write a novel have been unproductive Synonyms of unproductive abortive, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, futile, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vainWords Related to unproductive hollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductiveNear Antonyms of unproductive meaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workableAntonyms of unproductive deadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous



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