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"unprofitable" in British English

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unprofitableadjective

uk   /ʌnˈprɒf.ɪ.tə.bəl/  us   /ʌnˈprɑː.fɪ.t̬ə.bəl/
not making a profit: Rural railway lines risk being axed because they are unprofitable.
(Definition of unprofitable from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unprofitable" in American English

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unprofitableadjective

 us   /ʌnˈprɑf·ɪ·t̬ə·bəl/
not resulting in profit: unprofitable investments/businesses
(Definition of unprofitable from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unprofitable" in Business English

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unprofitableadjective

uk   /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
The insurance company had been trading unprofitably.
(Definition of unprofitable from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “unprofitable”
in Arabic غَير مُربِح…
in Korean 수익을 못 내는…
in Portuguese não rentável…
in Catalan no rendible…
in Japanese 利益のない…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不盈利的,亏本的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不盈利的,虧本的…
in Italian svantaggioso…
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“unprofitable” in Business English

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