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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Tending to hinder the achievement of a goal.

Usage examples (35)
  • Equally self-indulgent and counterproductive is pouting on the left.
  • How any thinking person can argue that our foreign policy over the past several years has not been counterproductive is beyond me.
  • How does one measure progress in what should be more accurately described as a counterproductive and now unnecessary war?
  • I can, however, think of at least one way in which this sort of practice might be counterproductive from the police’s own perspective. for more
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