Definitions of unproductive

  1. not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. not producing desired results; "the talks between labor and management were unproductive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Barren; yielding no return. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. Not productive; not producing large crops; not making profitable returns for labour; not efficient. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Barren; not producing large crops; not producing profit or interest, as money. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. un-pr[=o]-duk'tiv, adj. not productive, profitable, or efficient, not effecting some particular result (with of).--adv. UNPRODUC'TIVELY.--ns. UNPRODUC'TIVENESS; UNPRODUCTIV'ITY. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683