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in·ef·fi·cient

 (ĭn′ĭ-fĭsh′ənt)
adj.
1. Not efficient, as:
a. Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; incompetent: an inefficient worker.
b. Not producing the intended result; ineffective: an inefficient campaign against illegal drugs.
2. Wasteful of time, energy, or materials: an inefficient design; outdated and inefficient methods.

in′ef·fi′cient·ly adv.
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inefficient

(ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt)
adj
1. unable to perform a task or function to the best advantage; wasteful or incompetent
2. unable to produce the desired result
ˌinefˈficiency n
ˌinefˈficiently adv
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in•ef•fi•cient

(ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ənt)

adj.
1. not efficient; unable to effect or achieve the desired result with reasonable economy of means.
2. lacking in ability; incompetent.
[1740–50]
in`ef•fi′cient•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inefficient - not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"
incompetent - not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
efficient - being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"
2.inefficient - lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate; "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers"
incompetent - not qualified or suited for a purpose; "an incompetent secret service"; "the filming was hopeless incompetent"
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inefficient

adjective
2. incompetent, incapable, inept, weak, bungling, feeble, sloppy, ineffectual, disorganized, slipshod, inexpert Some people are very inefficient workers.
incompetent able, skilled, expert, effective, capable, organized, efficient, competent, tasty (Brit. informal)
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

inefficient

adjective
1. Lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results:
2. Not having the desired effect:
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Translations
غَيْرُ فَعَّالٌغَيْر ناجِع،غَيْر مُقْتَدِر، غَيْر كُفء
nevýkonnýneefektivníneschopný
ineffektivudueligueffektiv
tehoton
neučinkovit
rossz hatásfokú
duglaus, óhæfur
効率の悪い
비능률적인
nenašiainenašumasnenašusneproduktyvus
neefektīvsnemākulīgsneprasmīgs
nevýkonný
neučinkovitneuspešen
ineffektiv
ไร้ประสิทธิภาพ
không có hiệu quả

inefficient

[ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt] ADJ [method] → ineficiente; [person] → incompetente; [factory, mine, industry] → poco productivo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

inefficient

[ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt] adj
[person] → inefficace
[factory, system, machine] → inefficace
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

inefficient

adj personunfähig, ineffizient (geh); machine, engineleistungsschwach; methodunrationell; useunwirtschaftlich; factory, companyunproduktiv, ineffizient (geh); to be inefficient at doing somethingetw schlechtmachen; the inefficient working of a mechanismdas schlechte Funktionieren eines Mechanismus; inefficient combustion of fuelunwirtschaftliche Verbrennung des Treibstoffs
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

inefficient

[ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃnt] adjinefficiente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

inefficient

(iniˈfiʃənt) adjective
not working or producing results etc in the best way and so wasting time, energy etc. an inefficient workman; old-fashioned, inefficient machinery.
ˌinefˈficiently adverb
ˌinefˈficiency noun
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inefficient

غَيْرُ فَعَّالٌ nevýkonný ueffektiv ineffizient ανεπαρκής ineficiente tehoton inefficace neučinkovit inefficiente 効率の悪い 비능률적인 inefficiënt ineffektiv nieskuteczny ineficiente неэффективный ineffektiv ไร้ประสิทธิภาพ yetersiz không có hiệu quả 效率低的
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inefficient

a. deficiente; ineficaz.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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