Antonyms of adj productive

4 senses of productive

Sense 1
productive (vs. unproductive) -- (producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration")

unproductive (vs. productive) -- (not producing or capable of producing; "elimination of high-cost or unproductive industries")
        => bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vain -- (unproductive of success; "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt")
        => dry -- (unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas")
        => nonproductive -- (not directly productive; "nonproductive labor")

Sense 2
generative (vs. consumptive), productive -- (having the ability to produce or originate; "generative power"; "generative forces")


Sense 3
productive -- (yielding positive results)

INDIRECT (VIA successful) -> unsuccessful -- (not successful; having failed or having an unfavorable outcome)

Sense 4
fat, fertile, productive, rich -- (marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil")

INDIRECT (VIA fruitful) -> unfruitful -- (not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production)

Similarity of adj productive

4 senses of productive

Sense 1
productive (vs. unproductive) -- (producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a productive collaboration")
       => amentiferous, amentaceous -- ((of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins)
       => arable, cultivable, cultivatable, tillable -- ((of farmland) capable of being farmed productively)
       => fecund, fertile, prolific -- (intellectually productive; "a prolific writer"; "a fecund imagination")
       => fur-bearing -- (of animals having fur (especially of commercial quality))
       => nut-bearing -- ((of shrubs or trees) producing nuts)
       => oil-bearing -- (containing oil; "oil-bearing shale")
       => rich -- (very productive; "rich seams of coal")
          Also See-> creative#1, originative#1; fertile#1; fruitful#1; profitable#1; successful#1

Sense 2
generative (vs. consumptive), productive -- (having the ability to produce or originate; "generative power"; "generative forces")

Sense 3
productive -- (yielding positive results)
       => successful (vs. unsuccessful) -- (having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome; "a successful architect"; "a successful business venture")

Sense 4
fat, fertile, productive, rich -- (marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil")
       => fruitful (vs. unfruitful) -- (productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply")

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