Definition of uneconomical in English:


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  • Wasteful of money or other resources; not economical.

    ‘the old buses eventually become uneconomical to run’
    • ‘These measures have effectively made investing in residential property in this country uneconomical, and have encouraged investment overseas as a result.’
    • ‘He was recently asked whether he had ever owned a SUV, the jeep-type vehicle renowned for its uneconomical performance, and he replied that he had not.’
    • ‘These allow successful prospectors to retain rights to mineral deposits which are uneconomical to exploit immediately.’
    • ‘He said it was uneconomical for millers to go in rural areas and mobilise maize and later transport it to urban areas.’
    • ‘In the US, however, despite the high paddy productivity, farmers find its cultivation uneconomical.’
    • ‘Now it has emerged that the money spent on repairing him made it uneconomical to get a replacement this year.’
    • ‘Farmers are baffled about how to remedy natural animal behaviour and say the tax could make farming uneconomical.’
    • ‘Some abattoirs do not provide a service for local outlets because it is uneconomical to interrupt large contracts to deal with individual producers.’
    • ‘If permitted, these can effectively shut down a horse farm by zoning it into non-compliance with local laws or by making continuing operation uneconomical.’
    • ‘Though the borough claims such a service is uneconomical, a best value review recently completed by the county council recommends developing park and ride around Bedford.’
    • ‘Some were productive, to be sure, but more were uneconomical, and a few were simply fraudulent.’
    • ‘‘It can't go much lower than that because then it's uneconomical to bring metal in,’ one overseas producer said.’
    • ‘In the free market, people are let go because changes in productivity or markets have made it uneconomical for their company to employ them.’
    • ‘There are a number of constraints which make it uneconomical to use.’
    • ‘It's uneconomical when the Scouts have nine other buildings they can use for meetings.’
    • ‘This price drop is leaving spring lamb production uneconomical and driving more people away from sheep farming.’
    • ‘Anything less than 250 acres means that, barring downward revisions of costs, it is uneconomical for the logger to harvest from the total parcel.’
    • ‘This was considered insensitive and uneconomical.’
    • ‘Very low quality silage is not a suitable feed for cattle finishing where high performance levels are required as the amount of meal required makes the daily feed cost uneconomical.’
    • ‘At the same time, renewable energies are denounced as uneconomical, with their potential marginalised in order to underscore the indispensability of nuclear energy.’
    spendthrift, thriftless, unthrifty, wasteful, prodigal, profligate, extravagant, squandering, uneconomical, free-spending, lavish, immoderate, excessive



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