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Synonyms for unproductive

Synonyms for unproductive

lacking or unable to produce growing plants or crops

Antonyms for unproductive

not producing or capable of producing

not producing desired results

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Our happiness and unhappiness are unproductive. The infant lies in a pleasing trance, but his individual character and his practical power depend on his daily progress in the separation of things, and dealing with one at a time.
"Fundamentally standeth everything still"--that is an appropriate winter doctrine, good cheer for an unproductive period, a great comfort for winter-sleepers and fireside-loungers.
And then Schliemann went on to outline some of the wastes of competition: the losses of industrial warfare; the ceaseless worry and friction; the vices--such as drink, for instance, the use of which had nearly doubled in twenty years, as a consequence of the intensification of the economic struggle; the idle and unproductive members of the community, the frivolous rich and the pauperized poor; the law and the whole machinery of repression; the wastes of social ostentation, the milliners and tailors, the hairdressers, dancing masters, chefs and lackeys.
I had, by cross- ways and by-paths, once more drawn near the tract of moorland; and now, only a few fields, almost as wild and unproductive as the heath from which they were scarcely reclaimed, lay between me and the dusky hill.
"The Grand Difficulty of humanity from the cradle to the grave -- Money." He slowly winked his green eye; sighed with deep feeling; and buried his insolvent hands in his unproductive pockets.
"'Eng old Grubb!" said Bert, slapping unproductive pockets.
It costs but little to live, the idler's life alone is a costly one, and I am not sure that the unproductive consumer is not robbing the community at large.
It still encumbered the south wall with its unproductive branches.
Summary: The Tunisian Institute for Strategic Studies (French: ITES) called for fiscal consolidation, through the optimization of unproductive current expenditure (including those devoted to an inefficient civil service), the targeting of
According to the audit report, the LTO's Motor Vehicle Inspection System, which was meant to test the roadworthiness of vehicles, 'remained mostly unproductive' a decade after it was launched in 2008.
He said people were facing a lot of problems caused by price-hike and the record depreciation of rupee was a proof of the PML-N government's ineffective policies especially of securing loans on higher interest rates and giving preference to unproductive projects.
April will go down this year for most crop farmers in the state of Illinois as one of the most frustrating and unproductive in a long while.
Launched early in 2017 by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and the Agile Alliance, the Brightline Initiative is a non-commercial coalition dedicated to helping executives bridge the expensive and unproductive gap between strategy design and delivery.