inefficient

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adjective in·ef·fi·cient \-ˈfi-shənt\

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

inefficiently

adverb

Examples of inefficient in a sentence

  1. The delivery system was very inefficient.

  2. an inefficient use of fuel

1750

First Known Use of inefficient

1750


INEFFICIENT Defined for English Language Learners

inefficient

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adjective in·ef·fi·cient \-ˈfi-shənt\

Definition of inefficient for English Language Learners

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


INEFFICIENT Defined for Kids

inefficient

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

Definition of inefficient for Students

  1. 1 :  not effective :  ineffectual <an inefficient repair>

  2. 2 :  not capable of bringing about a desired result with little waste <inefficient workers>

inefficiently

adverb


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