unproductively

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ productively

Adverb[edit]

unproductively (comparative more unproductively, superlative most unproductively)

  1. In an unproductive manner.
    • 1818, Jane Austen, Persuasion, Chapter 20,[1]
      He did not come however. Anne sometimes fancied she discerned him at a distance, but he never came. The anxious interval wore away unproductively.