Related formscoun·ter·pro·duc·tive·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for counterproductive
Panic—and the inevitable panicking about the panic—is counterproductive.
Never mind that the effects of correction are bound to be negligible or, worse, counterproductive.
As Rajdeep Singh noted, excluding Sikhs from the NYPD is counterproductive to the very idea of community-based policing.
Exploitation from well-meaning agencies whose mission is to offer help is counterproductive.
He spotlights the Halimi case as an example of anti-Semitism overexposed to a counterproductive degree.A Horror Story of True-Life Anti-Semitism in France|Tracy McNicoll|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The leadership in Bulgaria, as did those in other Eastern European countries, learned that repression was counterproductive.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
Idealizing all these possibilities would be as counterproductive as demonizing literacy-based practical experiences.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin