Adjective "profitless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Without benefit or advantage; pointless.
  1. 'It achieves that purpose by increasing the general penalties and creating a new penalty system for pyramid selling schemes that is designed to render those schemes profitless.'
  2. 'The problem is that young people regard carving as a toilsome and profitless job.'
  3. 'However, if you find your fund is stuffed full of profitless, indebted firms busy selling off their assets, then further trouble could be looming.'
  4. 'Several of them, like many others, became self-employed in raising shrimps and crabs, but excessive rain this year made this totally profitless.'
  5. 'Death and evil have always been a problem for religion and philosophy, and their contemplation remains a profitless exercise unless we accept them as inevitable facts of human existence.'
  6. 'As was amply demonstrated during the dotcom boom, many people bought shares in profitless, no-hope companies purely because the shares had risen substantially beforehand.'
  7. 'Yet none was used, largely because their use would have been profitless.'
  8. 'Much of this lending, certainly, has been to finance profitless and negative cash flow companies, many having lost their access to the capital market.'
  9. 'Health care organizations are looking for ways to end profitless growth, a situation in which beds are full and resources appear to be fully used but profits remain stagnant.'
  10. 'Flipping sketches of property for profits sounds an awful lot like buying the worthless paper of profitless Internet companies in the late 90s, does it not?'


1. Often, profits. pecuniary gain resulting from the employment of capital in any transaction.Compare gross profit, net profit. the ratio of such pecuniary gain to the amount of capital invested. returns, proceeds, or revenue, as from property or investments.

2. the monetary surplus left to a producer or employer after deducting wages, rent, cost of raw materials, etc.: The company works on a small margin of profit.

3. advantage; benefit; gain. verb (used without object)

More examples(as adjective)

"prosperities can be profitless."

"usurers can be profitless."

"treadmills can be profitless."

"times can be profitless."

"talks can be profitless."

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