- uneconomic, uneconomicalThese 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. 2014.
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uneconomical — un‧e‧co‧nom‧ic‧al [ˌʌniːkəˈnɒmɪkl, 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 — 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
uneconomical — adjective see uneconomic … New Collegiate Dictionary