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inefficient

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adjective in·ef·fi·cient \-ˈfi-shənt\

Simple Definition of inefficient

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

Full Definition of inefficient

  1. :  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

Examples of inefficient

  1. The delivery system was very inefficient.

  2. an inefficient use of fuel



1750

First Known Use of inefficient

1750



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