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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Inefficient in use of time and effort and materials; Wasteful of resources.

Usage examples (33)
  • Hines also noted jumps racing continued to prove "uneconomical" for owners and the industry.
  • Other telecoms companies had dismissed the villages requests for better service as "uneconomical".
  • Tragically, of the 46 dogs destroyed at Belle Vue, 39 had sustained racing injuries, the vast majority minor but all were deemed 'uneconomical' to treat.
  • "uneconomical" compared to exploring urban job options - during the recent drought that parched northern China, the worst in 50 years. for more
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