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Definition of "unprofitable" []

  • Bringing in no profit or profits: an unprofitable business venture. (adjective)
  • Serving no useful purpose: an unprofitable argument. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "unprofitable" in a sentence
  • "The truth is, Mr. Johnson hated what he called unprofitable chat; and to a gentleman who had disserted some time about the natural history of the mouse -- "I wonder what such a one would have said," cried"
  • "Maybe NPR thinks than unprofitable is the same as noncommercial?"
  • "And, unlike many other businesses, Bell has an obligation to serve-in unprofitable markets, and when economic times are tough."