improductive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From im- +‎ productive.

Adjective[edit]

improductive (comparative more improductive, superlative most improductive)

  1. (rare, chiefly non-native speakers' English) Misconstruction of unproductive.
    • 1816, The Monthly Magazine
      But, as the principal of the loan, or, if you will, the capital lent, is generally consumed in consequence of this transfer, public loans produce an improductive consumption, a destruction of capital.

French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

improductive

  1. feminine singular of improductif