unprofitable

[uhn-prof-i-tuh-buhl]
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:
1275–1325; Middle English. See un-1, profitable

unprofitableness, unprofitability, noun
unprofitably, adverb
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unprofitable (ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbəl)
 
adj
1.  not making a profit
2.  not fruitful or beneficial
 
unprofita'bility
 
n
 
un'profitableness
 
n
 
un'profitably
 
adv

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unprofitable
early 14c., from un- (1) "not" + profitable (see profit (n.)).
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Example sentences
To win, players had to learn which symbols were profitable versus unprofitable.
They may make profitable investments, or unprofitable ones.
With the campus run as a business, unprofitable sectors are placed on the
  liability side and primed for elimination.
Reading, where it exists at all, has largely become an unprofitable wing of the
  diversion industry.
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