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Definitions for inefficient
ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ əntin·ef·fi·cient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inefficientadjective

    not producing desired results; wasteful

    "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"

  2. ineffective, inefficientadjective

    lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate

    "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers"

GCIDE

  1. Inefficientadjective

    Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired, or achieiving the effect by unnnecessary and excessive expenditure of resources; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures; inefficient methods are too expensive.

Wiktionary

  1. inefficientadjective

    Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures.

    Celery is an inefficient food.

  2. inefficientadjective

    Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workers; an inefficient administrator.

    Jessica was terribly inefficient at cleaning, so her brother usually had to clean the whole room.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inefficientadjective

    not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures

  2. Inefficientadjective

    incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workmen; an inefficient administrator

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. inefficient

    Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; effecting nothing; as, an inefficient force.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inefficient in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inefficient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of inefficient in a Sentence

  1. Bill Gross:

    Capital gains and the expectations for future gains will become Giant Pandas – very rare and sort of inefficient at reproduction, i'm saying that developed and emerging economies are flying at stall speed and they've got to bump up nominal GDP growth rates or else. Cross your fingers.

  2. Chief Financial Officer Ingo Uytdehaage:

    Acquiring a platform and then migrating it is so inefficient that I don't see it. It's mostly centred around (acquiring) talent.

  3. Steny Hoyer:

    It's a terrible, inefficient, wrong way to run the government of the United States.

  4. Antonio Fatas:

    Companies can try to go around tariffs by moving production to other countries, this is costly and inefficient. It is a short-term solution but not optimal.

  5. David Solomon:

    Selling off-price inventory is manual, time-consuming and error prone, they are leaving a lot of money on the table because the process is so inefficient.

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Translations for inefficient

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  • neefektivní, neschopnýCzech
  • بی کفایتPersian
  • neamhéifeachtúilIrish
  • a scartamento ridotto, inefficiente, inadeguato, inefficaceItalian

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