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Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being profitless.

Etymologies

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profitless +‎ -ness

Examples

  • (Time Warner's $45.5 billion write-down in 2002 still holds the prize for profitlessness.)

    GM Spins Its Wheels

  • The son's course indicated rather profitlessness and recklessness than vice.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 75, January, 1864

  • We might as legitimately speak of a fifth dimension, but the profitlessness of any discussion of a fifth and higher stages lies in the fact that they can be intelligently approached only through the fourth, which is still largely unintelligible.

    Four-Dimensional Vistas

  • It was not that his dread was a definite one; he was strong and tough physically, and he regarded death with a solemn curiosity; but he had a sense of the profitlessness of vacant hours, unthrilled by beauty and delight, and had also a morbid pride, of the nature of vanity, which caused him to resent the smallest criticism of his works from the humblest reader.

    Where No Fear Was

  • The peasant endeavored to convince the young man of the rashness of his purpose, as well as of the profitlessness of his generous design, since those who had been robbed were robbed and perhaps dead also, and not in

    Dona Perfecta

  • They are an illustration of the profitlessness of all crime.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

  • One writer to The Times in January of 1863 referred to that “desolate Thames Tunnel” as “that Gulf of Capital and by-word of profitlessness.

    Walking Underwater: The Thames Tunnel

  • One writer to The Times in January of 1863 referred to that “desolate Thames Tunnel” as “that Gulf of Capital and by-word of profitlessness.

    Archive 2007-02-01

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