Examples of usage:

  1. Look at Virginia, where only one- third of the land is being cultivated; the value of crops which it is certain would ultimately be raised on land that is now unproductive would amount to at least sixty million dollars. "The Future of Road-making in America" by Archer Butler Hulbert
  2. In fact, however, large quantities of this land have been held in an unproductive state for speculative purposes. "Community Civics and Rural Life" by Arthur W. Dunn
  3. It costs but little to live, the idler's life alone is a costly one, and I am not sure that the unproductive consumer is not robbing the community at large. "The Country Doctor" by Honore de Balzac
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