Translation of "uneconomic" - English-Spanish dictionary


adjective uk /ʌnˌiː.kəˈnɒm.ɪk/ us /-ˈnɑː.mɪk/ /-ˌek.ə-/ us /-ˈnɑː.mɪk/ also uneconomical

Uneconomic businesses and industries are not making enough profit or are losing money.

poco rentable
They closed the factory, saying it was uneconomic.
The price of oil dropped so low that it become uneconomic to drill.

Uneconomic processes or activities use more of something than is necessary, causing it to be wasted.

A large room sometimes represents an uneconomic use of space.
→ Synonym wasteful

(Translation of “uneconomic” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)