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Meaning of “unprofitable” in the English Dictionary

"unprofitable" in British English

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unprofitableadjective

uk   /ʌnˈprɒf.ɪ.tə.bl̩/  us   /-ˈprɑː.fɪ.t̬ə-/
not making a ​profit: Rural ​railwaylinesrisk 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 ​financialcrisishit, it ​shut 32 unprofitable ​businesses. unprofitable ​markets/​operations/​productsunprofitable customers/passengers It promises $80m of ​savings and that ​meansshedding unprofitable ​customers.
unprofitably
adverb
The ​insurancecompany 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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