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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunproductiveun‧pro‧duct‧ive /ˌʌnprəˈdʌktɪv◂/ adjective  FAILnot achieving very much an unproductive meeting
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unproductiveThe meeting was long and noisy, but unproductive.Cabinet meetings had grown so unproductive and depressing that we had to plead with the President to schedule them.As a consequence land has become unproductive as unpalatable weeds have replaced nutritious fodder.It was one of those unproductive confrontations between students and senior members of the university.To suggest that all unproductive consumption is solely capitalist personal consumption is to go beyond the bounds of credibility.That is to say that savings are a function of the rate of profit and unproductive consumption.It could hardly be said that Mrs Bush had led a frivolous or unproductive life.It was a very unproductive meeting.Some departments achieve very high publication figures, whereas others turn out large numbers of unproductive researchers.Even after an unproductive third quarter, the Raiders still led 14-13.Lots of smart people are interested in the problems of unhealthy and unproductive workplaces and what to do about them.
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