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inefficient

adjective in·ef·fi·cient \-ˈfi-shənt\

: not capable of producing desired results without wasting materials, time, or energy : not efficient

Full Definition of INEFFICIENT

:  not efficient: as
a :  not producing the effect intended or desired
b :  wasteful of time or energy <inefficient operating procedures>
c :  incapable, incompetent <an inefficient worker>
inefficient noun
in·ef·fi·cient·ly adverb
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Examples of INEFFICIENT

  1. The delivery system was very inefficient.
  2. an inefficient use of fuel

First Known Use of INEFFICIENT

1750
INEFFICIENT Defined for Kids

inefficient

adjective in·ef·fi·cient \ˌi-nə-ˈfi-shənt\

Definition of INEFFICIENT for Kids

1
:  not effective :  ineffectual <an inefficient repair>
2
:  not capable of bringing about a desired result with little waste <inefficient workers>
in·ef·fi·cient·ly adverb

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