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[ US /ənˈpɹɑfɪtəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ʌnpɹˈɒfɪtəbə‍l/ ]
  1. producing little or no profit or gain
    deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable
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How To Use unprofitable In A Sentence

  • Unprofitable eloquence is like the cypress, which is great and tall, but bears no fruit. 
  • This is an unprofitable business and it is not confined to Britain's biggest supermarket chain.
  • How weary, flat, stale, and unprofitable / Seem to me all the uses of this world
  • 'gombeen' behaviour will become unprofitable, and eventually legally prohibitive. Irish Blogs
  • A French, German, and Italian production that became another unprofitable film for Welles, the film was recently revived in a fully restored print.
  • Unprofitable contracts can be ended, and property burdened with onerous obligations disowned.
  • If she do not gravitate too irresistibly towards that class of New-Era people (which includes whatsoever we have of prurient, esurient, morbid, flimsy, and in fact pitiable and unprofitable, and is at a sad discount among men of sense), she may get into good tracks of inquiry and connection here, and be very useful to herself and others. The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II
  • The newspaper is believed to have been unprofitable for at least the past decade.
  • Certainly, Theotimus, beauty is without effect, unprofitable and dead, if light and splendour do not make it lively and effective, whence we term colours lively when they have light and lustre. Treatise on the Love of God
  • If it becomes unprofitable for print, then obviously we will stop. Times, Sunday Times
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