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Definitions and Synonyms of inefficient | Another word for inefficient | What is inefficient?

Definition 1: not producing desired results; wasteful - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where inefficient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an inefficient campaign against drugs
  • outdated and inefficient design and methods

(inefficient is similar to ...) inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

"a clumsy and wasteful process" "wasteful duplication of effort" "uneconomical ebb and flow of power"

(means also ...) not qualified or suited for a purpose

"an incompetent secret service" "the filming was hopeless incompetent"

(means also ...) not producing an intended effect

"an ineffective teacher" "ineffective legislation"

Definition 2: lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where inefficient or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an ineffective administration
  • inefficient workers

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(inefficient is similar to ...) not qualified or suited for a purpose

"an incompetent secret service" "the filming was hopeless incompetent"

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