Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unprofitable; not producing gain.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Arnold himself had little use for philosophy—or any of the humanities—as tending to ungainful employment, but he had a martial ardor which fitted him for the art of war.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • They say the opportunities for ungainful employment in Malderpot are 'ot just now.

    The Time of the Transference

  • The words axumphoron (inexpedient), anopheles (unprofitable), alusiteles (unadvantageous), akerdes (ungainful).

    The CRATYLUS

  • SOCRATES: The words axumphoron (inexpedient), anopheles (unprofitable), alusiteles (unadvantageous), akerdes (ungainful).

    Cratylus

  • Multiplied by the four major sports, and that's a lot of pointless and ungainful memorizing.

    Dissident Voice

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