From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishuneconomicalun‧e‧co‧nom‧ic‧al /ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪkəl, ˌʌnekə- $ -ˈnɑː-/AWL adjective 🔊 🔊 WASTE somethingusing too much effort, money, or materials to make a profit 🔊 Old vehicles are often uneconomical. —uneconomically /-kli/ adverb
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uneconomical• Most stockbrokers charge a minimumcommission which makes small deals very uneconomical.• Despite extensiveflight testing and development, the project was considered to be uneconomical and was shelved in 1975.• That reduces the need for repeatedherbicideapplications that could make the process uneconomical for farmers.• Often these operators do one-off projects as these can be uneconomical for larger outfits.• At least, I consider violence an uneconomical way of attaining an end.• And none of these solutionsaddresses the underlying problem: jobs are an inefficient and uneconomical way to divide work.From Longman Business Dictionaryuneconomicalun‧e‧co‧nom‧ic‧al /ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪkəl, ˌʌnekə--ˈnɑː-/ adjectiveusing too much effort, money, or materialsStockbrokers’ minimum commission charges can make small deals uneconomical for shareholders.Some train routes became uneconomical to run. —uneconomically adverbOnly a handful of goods traffic was being conveyed on these branch lines, uneconomically.