counterproductive : Definition, Usages, News and More

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kown ter pruh duhk tiv

  • s  tending to hinder the achievement of a goal

  • Attempts to isolate Syria are counterproductive.
  • When Oh retired and became a manager, that stubborn workhorse quality became counterproductive.
  • Against that backdrop, the President and his aides have made a three-part case: 1) supporting the opposition could be counterproductive, 2) this is particularly true in light of .
News & Articles

  • Immigration bill
    The U.S. Senate is due to take up the long-overdue comprehensive reform of the nation’s antiquated and counterproductive immigration system. It is crucial, for reasons political, economic and, most of all, humanitarian, that this reform package move forward with all deliberate speed and not be allowed to run aground on any of a multiplicity of troublesome details.
    June 8, 2013 - The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Russ Feingold in AFP
    Regardless of who is in command, the president's current strategy in Afghanistan is counterproductive,said Feingold, who called for a "flexible timetable" for withdrawal, "not just a start date."
  • Bill DeWitt in USA Today
    There was clearly tension that was reported widely,DeWitt said. "While I've said on several occasions tension is in every organization, I do think it got to be counterproductive. We couldn't achieve our goals given what was going on."
  • Mike Huckabee in Guardian Unlimited
    American foreign policy needs to change its tone and attitude, open up, and reach out,Huckabee said. "The Bush administration's arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad. My administration will recognize that...

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