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inefficient

adjective
 
 
/ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt/
Inefficient people or things waste time, money, or effort, and do not achieve as much as they should: an inefficient heating systemUseless and futile
inefficiently adverb inefficiency
 
 
/ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənsi/ noun [C, U]
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…
(Definition of inefficient from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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