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Meaning of INEFFICIENT

Pronunciation:  `ini'fishunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate; "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers"
  2. [adj]  not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"
 

INEFFICIENT is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: incompetent, ineffective, uneconomical, wasteful
 
 Antonyms: efficient
 
 See Also: ineffectual, uneffective

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`ef*fi"cient\, a.
1. Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or
   desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures.

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

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: artless, careless, half-assed, inadept, inapt, inattentive, incapable, incapable of, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inept, inexpert, inferior, mediocre, pedestrian, poor, skill-less, slipshod, slovenly, thoughtless, unable, unable to, unapt, undeft, undexterous, undextrous, unendowed, unfacile, unfit, unfitted, ungifted, unintelligent, unprepared, unproficient, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untalented, untrained, unworkmanlike
 

 

 

 

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