Antonyms of adj economic

3 of 5 senses of economic

Sense 3
economic, economical -- (using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time")

INDIRECT (VIA efficient) -> inefficient -- (not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods")

Sense 4
economic -- (concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money); "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged")

INDIRECT (VIA worldly) -> unworldly -- (not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney)

Sense 5
economic -- (financially rewarding; "it was no longer economic to keep the factory open"; "have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service")

INDIRECT (VIA profitable) -> unprofitable -- (producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable")

Similarity of adj economic

5 senses of economic

Sense 1
economic, economical -- (of or relating to an economy, the system of production and management of material wealth; "economic growth"; "aspects of social, political, and economical life")

Sense 2
economic -- (of or relating to the science of economics; "economic theory")

Sense 3
economic, economical -- (using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness; "an economic use of home heating oil"; "a modern economical heating system"; "an economical use of her time")
       => efficient (vs. inefficient) -- (being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas")

Sense 4
economic -- (concerned with worldly necessities of life (especially money); "he wrote the book primarily for economic reasons"; "gave up the large house for economic reasons"; "in economic terms they are very privileged")
       => worldly (vs. unworldly), secular, temporal -- (characteristic of or devoted to the temporal world as opposed to the spiritual world; "worldly goods and advancement"; "temporal possessions of the church")

Sense 5
economic -- (financially rewarding; "it was no longer economic to keep the factory open"; "have to keep prices high enough to make it economic to continue the service")
       => profitable (vs. unprofitable) -- (yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market")

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