Definition of counterproductive in English:


Syllabification: coun·ter·pro·duc·tive
Pronunciation: /ˌkountərprəˈdəktiv


  • Having the opposite of the desired effect: the response to the disaster was unsuccessful and perhaps even counterproductive
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    • My friend did not disagree with me as to the likely counterproductive effects of such a demonstration.
    • This siege has proven that it is not only counterproductive, it is dangerous.
    • That precedent will be both dangerous and counterproductive in the long run.

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