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unproductiveness

Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic of being unproductive; lack of productiveness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unproductive, as land, stock, capital, labor, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of lacking the power to produce

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Examples

  • Walton provides a chart with all the instances p.48, and suggests that the evidence points to the term denoting unproductiveness rather than lack of material form.

    Review of The Lost World of Genesis One, Part Four

  • We will accomplish conservation when we, as a nation, scorn waste, pollution, and unproductiveness as something damaging, not only to the individual reputation of the waster, but to the self-respect of the craft and the society of which he is a member.

    Excerpts from Aldo Leopold's Writings

  • "We expect rough times and a major showdown in parliament, dominated by patronage, vendettas and unproductiveness if the situation remains as it is," Kenyan political analyst Evans Manduku said Monday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "We expect rough times and a major showdown in parliament, dominated by patronage, vendettas and unproductiveness if the situation remains as it is," Kenyan political analyst Evans Manduku said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • So I tried to salvage my unproductiveness by reading.

    Stumbling Up Mount Olympus

  • Its exciting, and it sheds the feelings of unproductiveness from me.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • Anything like the cares of responsibility would sooner or later harass him into unproductiveness.

    New Grub Street

  • Oh, they were comrade souls in unproductiveness, those two.

    The Road Leads On

  • A little more than a week into the proceedings around Lyon's expulsion, Representative Gallatin noted the unproductiveness of partisan debate in a letter to his wife, reporting that the House was "still hunting the Lyon, and it [was] indeed the most unpleasant and unprofitable business that ever a respectable representative body did pursue."

    Fracas in Congress: The Battle of Honor between Matthew Lyon and Roger Griswold

  • The World Bank has meanwhile lashed out at SA farmers for inefficiency, unproductiveness and dependence on state support.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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