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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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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.
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.
"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.
"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.
So I tried to salvage my unproductiveness by reading.
Its exciting, and it sheds the feelings of unproductiveness from me.
Anything like the cares of responsibility would sooner or later harass him into unproductiveness.
Oh, they were comrade souls in unproductiveness, those two.
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."
The World Bank has meanwhile lashed out at SA farmers for inefficiency, unproductiveness and dependence on state support.