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uncommercial

[uhn-kuh-mur-shuh l] /ˌʌn kəˈmɜr ʃəl/
adjective
1.
not engaged in or involved with commerce or trade.
2.
not in accordance with commercial principles or practices.
3.
not producing or likely to produce a profit:
an artistic but uncommercial film.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; un-1 + commercial
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  • Lurking behind many such corporate tussles is another uncommercial animal: government.
  • He makes them primarily for himself, often in uncommercial sizes, and he can be ambivalent about selling them.
  • And yet something about the style, as uncommercial as it may seem, has clicked with designers.
British Dictionary definitions for uncommercial

uncommercial

/ˌʌnkəˈmɜːʃəl/
adjective
1.
not concerned with commerce or trade
2.
not in accordance with the aims or principles of business or trade
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