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  • adj. Not economical

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. inefficient in use of time and effort and materials
  • adj. wasteful of resources

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Examples

  • As IOCs move to natural gas production, the price of gas plummets, due to what Chanos called "uneconomical" development.

    Forbes.com: News

  • I would also note that Caplan analogized his Council of Economists to the Supreme Court rather than a dictator, vetoing laws that are "uneconomical" rather than "unconstitutional".

    MRV update, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Other telecoms companies had dismissed the villages requests for better service as "uneconomical".

    Pocket-lint

  • Hines also noted jumps racing continued to prove "uneconomical" for owners and the industry.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • These complexes, complete with hotels and up-scale shopping, are "uneconomical" now, Cahill said, arguing they are too expensive to build and would not attract enough visitors as unemployment climbs and the state faces its worst financial crisis in decades.

    Breaking News - The Post Chronicle

  • Exxon told the owner last year that it was "uneconomical" to keep supplying the station with gasoline and the oil giant wanted to remove its tanks, says Jeff Pinkava, the owner and a great-grandson of the station's founder.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Tragically, of the 46 dogs destroyed at Belle Vue, 39 had sustained racing injuries, the vast majority minor but all were deemed 'uneconomical' to treat.

    K9 Magazine - The Dog Magazine For Modern Dog Lovers

  • There are also 1000's of pond life killed instantly when their pond is filled in to make way for a new road or building because its "uneconomical" to go round the pond or build a bridge over it.

    Purpleocity.net

  • "uneconomical" compared to exploring urban job options - during the recent drought that parched northern China, the worst in 50 years.

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  • Nor can I always recollect whether I own a particular volume, which has led to the uneconomical acquisition of duplicates.

    Web/Tech

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