Antonyms for productive

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pruh-duhk-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : prəˈdʌk tɪv

Definition of productive

Origin :
  • 1610s, from French productif (16c.) and directly from Medieval Latin productivus "fit for production," from Latin product-, past participle stem of producere (see produce (v.)). Related: Productively; productiveness.
  • adj fruitful, creative
Example sentences :
  • These meetings were productive of great good to the community and to individuals.
  • Extract from : « Biography of a Slave » by Charles Thompson
  • Your applying, however, to Reginald can be productive only of good to all parties.
  • Extract from : « Lady Susan » by Jane Austen
  • But, to pursue the subject will be productive of no benefit, so we will let it drop.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • They will see that woman was the equal, if not superior, to man in productive activity.
  • Extract from : « The Truth About Woman » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • No other State has so little waste land or is so productive.
  • Extract from : « The Railroad Question » by William Larrabee
  • Kabylia he describes as a picturesque and productive region.
  • Extract from : « The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851 » by Various
  • The least productive strips were allowed to become overgrown with grass.
  • Extract from : « The Enclosures in England » by Harriett Bradley
  • Her short speech was productive of embarrassment among the party.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • In the meanwhile, the secret work of Therese and Laurent was productive of results.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • The effort is not only laudable, but will, I have no doubt, be productive of the most beneficial results.
  • Extract from : « Address delivered by Hon. Henry H. Crapo, Governor of Michigan, before the Central Michigan Agricultural Society, at their Sheep-shearing Exhibition held at the Agricultural College Farm, on Thursday, May 24th, 1866 » by Henry Howland Crapo

Synonyms for productive

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