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INEFFICIENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inefficient mean? 

INEFFICIENT (adjective)
  The adjective INEFFICIENT has 2 senses:

1. not producing desired results; wasteful
2. lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate

  Familiarity information: INEFFICIENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INEFFICIENT (adjective)


Sense 1inefficient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not producing desired results; wasteful

Context examples:

an inefficient campaign against drugs / outdated and inefficient design and methods

Similar:

uneconomical; wasteful (inefficient in use of time and effort and materials)

Also:

incompetent (not qualified or suited for a purpose)

ineffective; ineffectual; uneffective (not producing an intended effect)

Antonym:

efficient (being effective without wasting time or effort or expense)


Sense 2inefficient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate

Synonyms:

inefficient; ineffective

Context examples:

an ineffective administration / inefficient workers

Similar:

incompetent (not qualified or suited for a purpose)


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