• WordNet 3.6
    • adj counterproductive tending to hinder the achievement of a goal
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In literature:

Syria is also playing a counterproductive role.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
But perhaps his students could not, for he constantly had to remind them that striving and learning were counterproductive.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

Organization can be counterproductive for creative types like Caterina Fake, co-founder of the photo-sharing site Flickr.
Drone attacks are imprecise , counterproductive.
1 to inform inactive people about the harms of inactivity , stating that such actions might prove counterproductive.
"The Left Dumbs Down," by Nicholas D Kristof (column, Nov 5), about the counterproductivity of "outraged incoherence," was timely and true.
Texas' QB indecision is counterproductive.
Counterproductive system punishes success but claims to be progressive.
Sugarcoating medicine works for children, but it is counterproductive in situations requiring mature dialogue and communication.
The conventional wisdom in Washington and beyond is that Bashar al-Assad will fall on his own and that an intervention would be counterproductive, but with thousands dying we need to reconsider those assumptions.
Cutting back on sleep for school work is counterproductive.
Pai Labels Replacing Broadcasting With Broadband 'Counterproductive'.
Unfortunately, the strategies that many offices use to keep costs down are actually counterproductive.
Paul Goldberger's article on "overdesign" certainly zeros in on many legitimate and serious concerns regarding visual excess, but, at the same time, can be interpreted as sounding a counterproductive alarm to the architectural community.
Surely, at some level, those French youths marching in the streets of Paris and other cities must realize that their quest for guaranteed lifetime employment is utterly counterproductive.
John Hammond thinks trading any of the team's core players - including Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh - would be counterproductive.

In science:

The main idea behind the use of random walks for establishing amenability at first glance looks counterproductive.
Self-similarity and random walks
Without any redshift dependent systematic, for the higher FoMs (FoM ' 250 for σZ = 0.005 mag, FoM ' 245 for σZ = 0.01 mag) going to higher zmax is not only ineffective, but even counterproductive: the optimum zmax is about 1.4.
Reducing Zero-point Systematics in Dark Energy Supernova Experiments
The client organization may have little recourse but to bear the cost of retooling their software or †A solution which is commonly used in software development, but which is either ineffective or counterproductive.
KeyAuth: Bringing Public-key Authentication to the Masses
The main message I want to convey in this essay is that this is counterproductive, and that progress from this point on will be faster if more people can think in terms of a single,“quantum theory of gravity under construction”, which will have elements of more than one of these programs.
Towards a background independent approach to M theory
One key success factor of fuzz testing is high test throughput, which means that generating hard instances solely is counterproductive.
Testing and Debugging Techniques for Answer Set Solver Development