Definitions

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  • adj. Not likely to produce or support some desired outcome.

Etymologies

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From un- +‎ conducive

Examples

  • It's a deeply unattractive position, not least because it's wholly unconducive to the aims of genuine secularism, for which liberty of belief, including for religious self-definition, is actually -- and very properly -- considered a key principle.

    Christopher Lane: Religious Self-Definition A Major Issue In Dawkins's Poor Debate Performance

  • It is a defect in an organism that makes its normal behavior unconducive to ever reproducing.

    Hetracil, for Real This Time

  • Invoking an enemy who is prospering at the expense of most (“decent, hard-working”) Americans is unconducive to wise policy.

    The Phantom Menace

  • The options may be better in theory, but the system itself remains so unconducive to such actually ever being the victor that the effect is that of, to quote a friend, throwing dirt at the golem.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The PI's Strange Bedfellows blog covers recent developments regarding Referendum 1, an attempt to overturn the City's proposed limits for strip clubs that make the rules of, uh, procedure unconducive to profitable business for such establishments.

    Sound Politics: Why Is Seattle Such a Wuss About Strip Clubs?

  • McGovern said that Rove, Cheney and Rumsfeld, fearing impeachment and Enron-style criminal proceedings, are urging President Bush to launch a war in order to create a climate unconducive to lengthy investigations and impeachment proceedings.

    IRAN IS ON THE TABLE (THE CHOPPING BLOCK!)

  • Tearing your hair out is strangely unconducive to remaining hirsute for life.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Mose's letter explained that prosecutors had so far made no requests for caseloads to be transferred to Rwanda, where the detainees believe judicial conditions to unconducive to fair trials.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • They have created a national atmosphere unconducive to dialogue and generated greater polarisation.

    NWC STATEMENT

  • "The surge in the dollar gold price during the first half of 1993 was excessive and speculative, given the unconducive low world inflation environment," adds Daly.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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