Examples of inefficient in a Sentence
The delivery system was very inefficient.
an inefficient use of fuel
Recent Examples of inefficient from the Web
Photosynthesis actually is an inefficient process, but a biological chemist is trying to crank it up.
In particular, fish need to hang tight at certain depths, but constantly correcting by swimming up or down is inefficient.
This random assortment meant that nucleotides of different chirality were present on the molecule’s sugar backbone; Joyce found that the addition of further nucleotides was very inefficient.
While service businesses account for three-quarters of Japan’s GDP, all those bowing staff and long opening hours make firms inefficient.
Having too many choices is in itself inefficient and fantasy inducing.
This inefficient process doubles the amount of work and time required to conduct maintenance.
This figure is even higher for the most inefficient homes.
Such drones are too inefficient and expensive to make up for the die-off of natural pollinators caused by overuse of pesticide and habitat destruction, so the search for replacements continues.
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Definition of inefficient for English Language Learners
: not capable of producing desired results without wasting materials, time, or energy : not efficient
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