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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Uselessly; Vainly

Usage examples (39)
  • Adjective : a series of unprofitable ventures. ,an unprofitable three years in a routine job
  • During those fifteen to sixteen years, we had spent a great deal of time, a great deal of effort, and a great deal of money in unprofitably pursuing this development.
  • And you must admit the time would not be unprofitably spent.
  • To many he may have seemed to be spending his time unprofitably. for more
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