Etymology
Advertisement

inefficient (adj.)

1748, "not producing or incapable of producing the desired effect," from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + efficient. Related: Inefficiently.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of inefficient

inefficient (adj.)
not producing desired results; wasteful;
outdated and inefficient design and methods
an inefficient campaign against drugs
inefficient (adj.)
lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate;
inefficient workers
Synonyms: ineffective
From wordnet.princeton.edu