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English definition of “inefficient”


adjective  /ˌɪn·ɪˈfɪʃ·ənt/ us  
wasting time, money, energy, or other valuable possessions or qualities: Many of their industries are hopelessly inefficient.
noun [U]  /ˌɪn·ɪˈfɪʃ·ən·si/ us  
She promised to end government inefficiency.
adverb  /ˌɪn·əˈfɪʃ·ənt·li/ us  
He uses his time inefficiently.
(Definition of inefficient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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