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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

not productive; unproductive; not worthwhile or beneficial; not leading to practical or beneficial results; not producing goods directly, as employees in charge of personnel or inspectors

Usage examples (36)
  • Struggling against them is equally non-productive.
  • You're perfectly correct that this argument is non-productive.
  • That's why these discussions are so sterile and non-productive.
  • And the non-productive soil is virtually devoid of organic matter. for more
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