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unprofitable

adjective
 
 
/ʌnˈprɒfɪtəbl̩/ US   /-ˈprɑːfɪə-/ FINANCE, COMMERCE
not making a profit: an unprofitable business/company/store When the Asian financial crisis hit, it shut 32 unprofitable businesses. unprofitable markets/operations/productsunprofitable customers/passengers It promises $80m of savings and that means shedding unprofitable customers.
unprofitably adverb
Translations of “unprofitable”
in Korean 수익을 못 내는…
in Arabic غَير مُربِح…
in Portuguese não rentável…
in Catalan no rendible…
in Japanese 利益のない…
in Italian svantaggioso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不盈利的,虧本的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不盈利的,亏本的…
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