Definitions

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  • n. Lack of profit; unprofitableness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Want of profit; unprofitableness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Want of profit; unprofitableness; uselessness.

Etymologies

un- +‎ profit (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How had Ralph Hamon found him, she wondered, and changed the current of her thoughts as she realised the unprofit of speculation.

    The Black

  • This practice, while it was a solace and delight to herself, and in some degree enabled her to forget her misfortune in being shut out from free intercourse with her family – to them proved, directly and indirectly, highly beneficial, especially in preventing unprofit -

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor

  • Now know we the profit of obedience, and the unprofit of disobedience, and we know in what great honour the Lord and the folk of Heaven hold thee. "

    The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran Translations Of Christian Literature. Series V. Lives Of The Celtic Saints

  • Newdigate mistook the size of his Vessel egregiously when he agreed to take 54 barrels of Rice and 9 hhds of Sugar more than she could carry, for we enter'd into a Charter Party, which I was obliged to abide by. to be sure the whole has turned out an unprofit - able affair, herewith is a State of the account, Ballance to your Credit being only £44: 1 19 Stg. Permit me dear sir, once more to recommend your sending a good parcell of Brown and White Spermaceti Oil here early next fall.

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