HyperDic: inefficient

English > 2 senses of the word inefficient:
ADJECTIVEallinefficientnot producing desired results
allinefficient, ineffectivelacking the ability or skill to perform effectively
inefficient > pronunciation
Soundsihnihfih'shahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > inefficient: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot producing desired results; wasteful.
Examples
  • "an inefficient campaign against drugs"
  • "outdated and inefficient design and methods"
Narroweruneconomical, wastefulinefficient in use of time and effort and materials
See alsoincompetentnot qualified or suited for a purpose
ineffective, uneffective, ineffectualnot producing an intended effect
Oppositeefficienteffective without wasting time or effort or expense
Spanishincompetente, ineficiente
Nounsinefficiencyunskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency
English > inefficient: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate.
Example "inefficient workers"
Synonymineffective
Broaderincompetentnot qualified or suited for a purpose
Spanishineficaz, ineficiente, infructuoso
Catalanineficaç
Nounsinefficiencyunskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency
Adverbsinefficientlyin an inefficient manner

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