uneconomical
adjective see uneconomic

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • uneconomical — un‧e‧co‧nom‧ic‧al [ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪkl, ˌʌnekə ǁ ˈnɑː ] adjective using too much effort, money, or materials: • Stockbrokers minimum commission charges can make small deals uneconomical for shareholders. • Some train routes became uneconomical to run …   Financial and business terms

  • uneconomical — index improvident, prodigal, prolix Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • uneconomical — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wasteful of money or other resources; not economical. DERIVATIVES uneconomically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • uneconomical — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • uneconomical — [[t]ʌ̱niːkənɒ̱mɪk(ə)l, ek [/t]] ADJ GRADED If you say that an action, a method, or a product is uneconomical, you mean that it does not make a profit. It would be uneconomical to send a brand new tape... The methods employed are old fashioned and …   English dictionary

  • uneconomical — uneconomic, uneconomical These two words correspond to the meanings of the positive forms economic and economical. Uneconomic means ‘not economic, not capable of being operated profitably’, whereas uneconomical means ‘not economical, wasteful’ …   Modern English usage

  • uneconomical — un|e|co|nom|ic|al [ˌʌni:kəˈnɔmıkəl, ˌʌnekə US ˈna: ] adj using too much effort, money, or materials to make a profit ▪ Old vehicles are often uneconomical. >uneconomically [ kli] adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uneconomical — un|ec|o|nom|i|cal [ ,ʌnikə namıkl, ,ʌnekə namıkl ] adjective involving high costs in money, time, etc., but not providing reasonable results or profits: The properties were eventually demolished because it had become uneconomical to continue… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uneconomical — adjective using too much effort, money or materials: The project was considered uneconomical and shelved. uneconomically / kli/ adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • uneconomical — UK [ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌʌnɪkəˈnɑmɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌʌnekəˈnɑmɪk(ə)l] adjective involving high costs in money, time etc, but not providing reasonable results or profits The properties were eventually demolished because it had become uneconomical …   English dictionary

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