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Unprofitable

Describing a company or investment that consistently loses money. Very often, one cuts one's losses with respect to an unprofitable instrument; failure to do so may lead to bankruptcy.
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It would also mean respecting the convictions of those who believe that life is not worth living under any conditions; after all, there is nothing irrational about "look[ing] upon our life as an episode unprofitably disturbing the blessed calm of nothingness.
We are sad your reviewer spent the short time he allotted us so unprofitably and mostly in waiting.
Often, individual flagship stores, as with those found on Bond Street, do trade unprofitably.
Allegations abound that audit fees are often set unprofitably low to establish client relationships and then sell other services.
They exacerbate managerial tendencies to expand unprofitably, to avoid risk at all costs, and to avoid biting the bullet and forcing organizational change when markets and technologies have shifted.
All silver worth mining on an industrial scale has long-since been exhausted, and the Bolivian Government sold off the last state-owned mine in 1991 when yields of zinc, lead, tin and other minerals became unprofitably small.
It is, however, absolutely necessary in light of our current overcapacity, which translates into an unprofitably high cost structure.
Well, the argument has been conducted, quite unprofitably, on that ground; meanwhile the great economic miracle which all the "Asian values" chatter was invoked to explain and, more to the point, celebrate has now itself been placed in fundamental question.
They are often shocked to find they've been marketing to low-potential customer segments unprofitably for years, without realizing it.
Ritchie's dreams of punk music stardom proceed slowly and unprofitably, and he turns a few tricks to make ends meet.
But if prices are unprofitably low, they will lead to monopoly, which will mean that the pursuit of private ends no longer leads to the public good.
The result, says Brian, is that it can often take private landlords an unprofitably long time to rent these properties.