(adj.) = counterproductive [counter-productive] ; self-defeating. Ex: It is arguable that such exhortation and implied criticism blunts receptivity and that it is ultimately counterproductive. Ex: Some feel that these sessions can be 'self-defeating over the long run because they are based on a reward-punishment psychology that serves to intensify the pressure on the individual'. ---- * ser contraproducente = defeat + Posesivo + purpose ; blowback ; defeat + Posesivo + objective.