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English definition of “inefficient”


adjective uk   /ˌɪn.ɪˈfɪʃ.ənt/ us  
C1 not organized, skilled, or able to work in a satisfactory way: Existing methods of production are expensive and inefficient. I'm hopelessly inefficient at mending things.Useless and futile
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The hotel is inefficiently run.Useless and futile
noun [C or U] uk   /-ə us  
They were accused of gross inefficiency in their handling of the case.Useless and futile
(Definition of inefficient from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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