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- 1. unproductive (vs. productive), bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain, dry, nonproductive, sterile#1, unfertile#1, infertile, uncreative, unprofitable
- usage: not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries"
- 2. unproductive, ineffective (vs. effective), uneffective, ineffectual
- usage: not producing desired results; "the talks between labor and management were unproductive"
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