Synonyms of 'unproductive'
They are aware much of their time and effort is unproductive.
He realised that their money was useless in this country.
a futile attempt to ward off the blow
It was a fruitless search.
They worked all night in a vain attempt to finish on schedule.
It would be idle to pretend the system is worthless.
Reform will continue to be painful and ineffective.
Training is worthless unless there is proof that it works.
an endless, unprofitable argument
I felt my existence was totally valueless.
a brave but unavailing fight against a terminal illness
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Barren land consists of soil that is so poor that plants cannot grow in it.
He also wants to use water to irrigate barren desert land.
of little or no use; vain; fruitless
Thesaurus for unproductive from the Collins English Thesaurus
Something that is unproductive does not produce any good results.