Abortive vs Unproductive - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between abortive and unproductive
is that abortive
is (obsolete) produced by abortion; born prematurely
[ while unproductive is not productive; useless; fruitless. ]
As a noun abortive is (obsolete) that which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion
As a verb abortive is (obsolete) to cause an abortion; to render without fruit
(obsolete) Produced by abortion; born prematurely.
Coming to naught; failing in its effect; miscarrying; fruitless; unsuccessful.
- an abortive child
* 1799 edition, , Paradise Lost :
- an abortive attempt
- and with utter loss of being
- Threatens him, plung'd in that abortive gulf.
(biology) Imperfectly formed or developed; rudimentary; sterile.
- An abortive enterprise.
- an abortive organ
- an abortive stamen
(medicine, rare, attributive) Causing abortion; abortifacient
- an abortive ovule
(medicine) Cutting short; acting to halt or slow the progress (of a disease).
- abortive medicines
Made from the skin of a still-born animal.
- abortive treatment of typhoid fever
- abortive vellum
(obsolete) That which is born or brought forth prematurely; an abortion.
* "Thou elvish-mark'd, abortive , rooting hog!" - Shakespeare, Richard III, I-iii
(obsolete) A fruitless effort or issue. [ ]
(obsolete) A medicine to which is attributed the property of causing abortion, abortifacient.
(obsolete) To cause an abortion; to render without fruit.
Not productive; useless; fruitless.
:Juggling is an amusing pastime, but generally unproductive .