One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveusually unconducive to
Making a certain situation or outcome unlikely or impossible.‘the atmosphere remains unconducive to frank and open debate’
- ‘The hours can be pretty unconducive to being a part of normal society, and I was getting home at five in the morning.’
- ‘His barren, bookless rooms are unconducive to the pure stream of artistic endeavour.’
- ‘A huge attendance witnessed a tension-filled encounter in conditions unconducive to good football.’
- ‘They will discover that they have actually created an unconducive atmosphere in which to learn.’
- ‘I could never see the entire stage, and found that a constantly craned neck is unconducive to emotional empathy.’
- ‘Instead of the students who are behaving in a manner unconducive to free academic inquiry, it is the professors.’
- ‘Zoo life is decidedly unconducive to panda romance.’
- ‘Despite conditions seemingly unconducive to higher learning, teachers say the inmates are remarkable students, curious, focused, and hungry to learn.’
- ‘Home conditions were often unconducive to academic achievement.’
- ‘The broadcasters have in this regard certainly been unconducive to the public good.’
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