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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 Wasteful of time, energy, or materials: an inefficient design; outdated and inefficient methods.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.

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

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.
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Adj.1.inefficient - not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"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"

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)

inefficient

adjective
1. Lacking the qualities, as efficiency or skill, required to produce desired results:
2. Not having the desired effect:
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

inefficient

[ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt] adj
[person] → inefficace
[factory, system, machine] → inefficace

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

inefficient

[ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃnt] adjinefficiente

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

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

inefficient

a. deficiente; ineficaz.
References in classic literature ?
But you slaves - it is too bad to be slaves, I grant - but you slaves dream of a society where the law of development will be annulled, where no weaklings and inefficients will perish, where every inefficient will have as much as he wants to eat as many times a day as he desires, and where all will marry and have progeny - the weak as well as the strong.
She had his companionship no longer; I esteemed it a duty to supply its lack, as much as possible, with mine: an inefficient substitute; for I could only spare two or three hours, from my numerous diurnal occupations, to follow her footsteps, and then my society was obviously less desirable than his.
With this inefficient crew he made his way up the Ottawa River, and by the ancient route of the fur traders, along a succession of small lakes and rivers, to Michilimackinac.
Even in these places, the inhabitants had often good reason for extinguishing their lamp as soon as it was lighted; and the watch being utterly inefficient and powerless to prevent them, they did so at their pleasure.
The task of cramming knowledge into these self-sufficient, inefficient youngsters of both sexes discourages me at times.
The worry of nursing her husband had fixed a plaintive frown upon her forehead; she was pale and looked unhappy and more than usually inefficient, and her eyes wandered more vaguely than ever from point to point.
Simon Nishikanta sneered openly at what he considered the captain's inefficient navigation, and continued to paint water- colours when he was serene, and to shoot at whales, sea-birds, and all things hurtable when he was downhearted and sea-sore with disappointment at not sighting the Lion's Head peak of the Ancient Mariner's treasure island
But in four years more the Parliamentary government, bigoted and inefficient, made itself impossible, and then for five years, until his death, Oliver Cromwell strongly ruled England as Protector.
Of course, all the chances were that de Barral should have fallen upon a perfectly harmless, naive, usual, inefficient specimen of respectable governess for his daughter; or on a commonplace silly adventuress who would have tried, say, to marry him or work some other sort of common mischief in a small way.
I think we may say the same of all the habits and aptitudes that we acquire in all of them there has been present throughout some instinctive activity, prompting at first rather inefficient movements, but supplying the driving force while more and more effective methods are being acquired.
There is a peculiar majesty about the atmosphere of the little great - if I may be permitted so equivocal an expression - which mere physical bulk alone will be found at all times inefficient in creating.
It will be a comfort to me to know that I have one ally in the hall, however inefficient and ignorant of the subject he may be.