Inefficient meaning

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Not efficient, as:
  • Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; incompetent.
    An inefficient worker.
  • Not producing the intended result; ineffective.
    An inefficient campaign against illegal drugs.
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Not efficient.
  • Not producing the desired effect with a minimum use of energy, time, etc.; ineffective.
  • Lacking the necessary ability; unskilled; incompetent.
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Wasteful of time, energy, or materials.

An inefficient design; outdated and inefficient methods.

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

Celery is an inefficient food.

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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.

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