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UNPROF'ITABLE, adjective

1. Bringing no profit; producing no gain beyond the labor, expenses and interest of capital; as unprofitable land; unprofitable stock; unprofitable employment.

2. Producing no improvement or advantage; useless; serving no purpose; as an unprofitable life; unprofitable study. Job 15:3.

3. Not useful to others.

4. Misimproving talents; bringing no glory to God; as an unprofitable servant. Matthew 25:30.