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unprofitable

[uhn-prof-i-tuh-buh l] /ʌnˈprɒf ɪ tə bəl/
adjective
1.
being without profit; not showing or turning a profit:
a series of unprofitable ventures.
2.
pointless or futile:
an unprofitable three years in a routine job.
Origin of unprofitable
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English. See un-1, profitable
Related forms
unprofitableness, unprofitability, noun
unprofitably, adverb
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unprofitable

/ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbəl/
adjective
1.
not making a profit
2.
not fruitful or beneficial
Derived Forms
unprofitability, unprofitableness, noun
unprofitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unprofitable
adj.

early 14c., from un- (1) "not" + profitable. Related: Unprofitably.

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