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inefficient

adjective  /ˌɪn·ɪˈfɪʃ·ənt/ us  
wasting time, money, energy, or other valuable possessions or qualities: Many of their industries are hopelessly inefficient.
inefficiency
noun [U]  /ˌɪn·ɪˈfɪʃ·ən·si/ us  
She promised to end government inefficiency.
inefficiently
adverb  /ˌɪn·əˈfɪʃ·ənt·li/ us  
He uses his time inefficiently.
Translations of “inefficient”
in Korean 비효율적인…
in Arabic غَيْر فَعّال…
in French inefficace…
in Turkish verimsiz, yetersiz, boşuna zaman/para/çaba harcayan…
in Italian inefficiente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 低效率的, 能力差的…
in Russian неумелый, недейственный…
in Polish nieefektywny, niewydajny…
in Spanish ineficaz…
in Portuguese ineficiente…
in German untauglich…
in Catalan ineficient, ineficaç…
in Japanese 非効率的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 低效率的, 能力差的…
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