from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Want of profit; unprofitableness; uselessness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Want of profit; unprofitableness.

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  • noun obsolete Lack of profit; unprofitableness.


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un- +‎ profit


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  • How had Ralph Hamon found him, she wondered, and changed the current of her thoughts as she realised the unprofit of speculation.

    The Black Edgar Wallace 1903

  • This practice, while it was a solace and delight to herself, and in some degree enabled her to forget her misfortune in being shut out from free intercourse with her family – to them proved, directly and indirectly, highly beneficial, especially in preventing unprofit -

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor 1832

  • Now know we the profit of obedience, and the unprofit of disobedience, and we know in what great honour the Lord and the folk of Heaven hold thee. "

    The Latin & Irish Lives of Ciaran Translations Of Christian Literature. Series V. Lives Of The Celtic Saints Anonymous

  • Newdigate mistook the size of his Vessel egregiously when he agreed to take 54 barrels of Rice and 9 hhds of Sugar more than she could carry, for we enter'd into a Charter Party, which I was obliged to abide by. to be sure the whole has turned out an unprofit - able affair, herewith is a State of the account, Ballance to your Credit being only £44: 1 19 Stg. Permit me dear sir, once more to recommend your sending a good parcell of Brown and White Spermaceti Oil here early next fall.

    Collections 1792


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