: 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
- The delivery system was very inefficient.
- an inefficient use of fuel
First Known Use of INEFFICIENT
Related to INEFFICIENT
- counterproductive, feckless, hamstrung, ineffectual, inefficacious, ineffective, inexpedient
- effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, expedient, operant, ultraefficient
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