Definition of “unprofitable” - English Dictionary

(Definition of “unprofitable” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“unprofitable” in American English

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us /ʌnˈprɑf·ɪ·t̬ə·bəl/

not resulting in profit:

unprofitable investments/businesses

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“unprofitable” in Business English

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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 customers/passengers It promises $80m of savings and that means shedding unprofitable customers.

The insurance company had been trading unprofitably.

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