unfruitfulness

unfruitful

[uhn-froot-fuhl]
adjective
1.
not providing satisfaction; unprofitable: unfruitful efforts.
2.
not producing offspring; sterile: an unfruitful marriage.
3.
not yielding good crops; infertile: unfruitful acres.
4.
not bearing fruit; fruitless; barren: an unfruitful tree.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see un-1, fruitful

unfruitfully, adverb
unfruitfulness, noun


1. fruitless, unproductive, vain, unrewarding.
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unfruitful (ʌnˈfruːtfʊl)
 
adj
1.  barren, unproductive, or unprofitable
2.  failing to produce or develop into fruit
 
un'fruitfully
 
adv
 
un'fruitfulness
 
n

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unfruitful
late 14c., "barren," from un- (1) "not" + fruitful. Originally literal; figurative sense is attested from c.1400.
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