Definition of non-productive in English:


Line breaks: non-product¦ive
Pronunciation: /nɒnprəˈdʌktɪv


  • 1Not producing or able to produce goods, crops, or economic benefit: non-productive land health is seen as a non-productive sector
    More example sentences
    • This distribution of profits even includes profits earned in non-productive sectors.
    • The lie consists of the implication that the election was a victory by the relatively non-productive elements of society.
    • The Government will grab money from the production sector, drive it into the ground, and give the money away to the non-productive sector.
  • 1.1Achieving little: time-wasting, non-productive activities
    More example sentences
    • Lack of involvement and engagement lead them to varied non-productive activities.
    • He considered these activities to be non-creative and non-productive.
    • From this point, discussion is not only non-productive but nauseating.

More definitions of non-productive

Definition of non-productive in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space