Definition of nonproductive in English:

Share this entry

nonproductive

Pronunciation: /ˌnänprəˈdəktiv/

adjective

1Not producing or able to produce goods, crops, or economic benefit (tending to be less forceful in meaning than unproductive).
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.
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.

Derivatives

nonproductively

adverb
Example sentences
  • If it's present, but doesn't surface, it can become a preoccupation that drains the organization's talents non-productively and destroys some of its people.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: non·pro·duc·tive

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.