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inefficiency

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the lack of ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy
  • The candidate blamed her opponent for the local government's inefficiency.

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The first known use of inefficiency was in 1749

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“Inefficiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/inefficiency. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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