What does the word unproductive mean?

Usage examples for unproductive

  1. And a dismal, unproductive hour, too. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  2. It would be a very unproductive investment. – Crotchet-Castle by Peacock, Thomas Love
  3. A kind flexible temper and popular manners have produced in us, as they are too apt, a youth of easy social dissipation, and unproductive idleness; and we are overtaken too late by the consciousness of having wasted that time which cannot be recalled, and those opportunities which we cannot now recover. – A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity. by William Wilberforce