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

Definition of non-productive in English:


1Not producing or able to produce goods, crops, or economic benefit: non-productive land health is seen as a non-productive sector
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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