Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In an unprofitable manner; without profit, gain, benefit, advantage, or use; to no good purpose or effect.

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  • adverb In an unprofitable manner.

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

  • adverb without gain or profit
  • adverb in an unproductive manner

Etymologies

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unprofitable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • During those fifteen to sixteen years, we had spent a great deal of time, a great deal of effort, and a great deal of money in unprofitably pursuing this development.

    Factors in Developing a Mineral Deposit

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

  • The manufacturing capacity auto makers had in place to unprofitably churn out cars as they struggled to meet labor obligations, for example, is capacity that, postreorganization, they aren't going to tap.

    As Inflation Eases, Fed Gets a Wider Berth

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

  • There is no need to fire any customers because a firm does not spend differentially to serve them; there are essentially no unprofitably high-maintenance shoppers, except those that have a chronic habit of returning items after trying them out.

    K. Sudhir: Firing Customers to Flatten the Whale

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