Definition of 'counter-productive'
Example sentences containing 'counter-productive'
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It may also prove counter-productive in practical terms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What surprised many is how assiduously he stuck to the idea once it had become politically counter-productive. THE GUARDSMEN (2004)But hatred is more often counter-productive than not. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The second is that drone strikes fail to reduce armed militancy and may be counter-productive by causing radicalisation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Japanese terror tactics thus proved counter-productive. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)But the measure may prove counter-productive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is a wholly counter-productive policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is an entirely counter-productive process. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The risk with higher transaction costs is that you actually lower the tax take and reduce social mobility to the point it becomes counter-productive. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Thirdly, the scheme may prove counter-productive. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But they warned that increasing sanctions would prove counter-productive, especially for those with mental health conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But in the long term, it is a silly and counter-productive policy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When extremism enters any religion, it becomes completely counter-productive. The Sun (2007)Indeed, at times it may be counter-productive. The Sociology of Modernization and Development (1988)First, it is far from clear how the measure would protect the national interest and indeed it may be counter-productive. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Translations for 'counter-productive'
British English: counter-productive ADJECTIVE
Something that is counter-productive achieves the opposite result from the one that you want to achieve.
In practice, such an attitude is counter-productive.
Definition of counter-productive from the Collins English Dictionary
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