1. counterproductive

adjective. ['ˈkaʊntɝprəˌdəktɪv, ˈkaʊnɝprəˌdəktɪv'] tending to hinder the achievement of a goal.


  • nontoxic


  • counter- (English)
  • productive (English)

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Rhymes with Counterproductive

  • alternative
  • captive
  • causative
  • causative
  • cognitive
  • collaborative
  • collaborative
  • collective
  • combative
  • commemorative
  • commemorative
  • communicative
  • comparative
  • conductive
  • congestive
  • connective
  • constructive
  • consultative
  • contemplative
  • contraceptive

How do you pronounce counterproductive?

Pronounce counterproductive as ˈkaʊnərprəˌdəktɪv.

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Sentences with counterproductive

1. Adjective
Going into a stress test with a fatigued heart is counterproductive to the test.

Quotes about counterproductive

1. Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future.
- Colleen Hoover, Slammed

2. With large industries throwing out the factory model as counterproductive, it is long past time for schools to do the same. I wonder how many adults would do well at dealing with different job requirements and a different boss every 47 minutes.
- Susan Ohanian