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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 fixing things.
inefficiently
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The hotel is inefficiently run.
inefficiency
noun [C or U] uk   /-ən.si/ us  
They were accused of gross inefficiency in their handling of the case.
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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