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uneconomical

Syllabification: un·ec·o·nom·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌənˌekəˈnämik(ə)l
 
, ˌənˌēkəˈnämik(ə)l
 
/

Definition of uneconomical in English:

adjective

Wasteful of money or other resources; not economical: the old buses eventually become uneconomical to run
More example sentences
  • These measures have effectively made investing in residential property in this country uneconomical, and have encouraged investment overseas as a result.
  • He was recently asked whether he had ever owned a SUV, the jeep-type vehicle renowned for its uneconomical performance, and he replied that he had not.
  • These allow successful prospectors to retain rights to mineral deposits which are uneconomical to exploit immediately.

Derivatives

uneconomically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Even the consolidation of the two lines would not necessarily resolve the difficulty, as pricing schemes would either uneconomically favor the terminal or intermediary points or discriminate unfairly among shippers.
  • The only option to going under, in some cases, is to operate uneconomically.
  • Pushed from this position, the argument then became that they had existed but were uneconomically focused on heavy industry and were merely a source of loss.

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