Definition of counterproductive in English:

counterproductive

Line breaks: coun¦ter|pro¦duct¦ive
Pronunciation: /ˌkaʊntəprəˈdʌktɪv
 
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adjective

Having the opposite of the desired effect: child experts fear the Executive’s plans may prove 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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