Definition of 'inefficient'
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It was an inefficient system. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Some are shabby and unloved and represent an inefficient use of space and costs. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Four million people with inefficient heating systems will qualify for cash rewards to be unveiled this week. The Sun (2009)It suggests an inefficient way of identifying the most skilful players at a young age. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This weakness often contributes to widespread corruption and inefficient public services. Christianity Today (2000)It should not be fooling around with inefficient and expensive wind and solar energy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Land use is inefficient and population distribution poor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In fact our own homegrown bureaucracy and often inefficient public services are more of an impediment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Europe has become inefficient and expensive and bureaucratic. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Home births are also an inefficient use of precious midwife time. Times, Sunday Times (2014)An expensive and inefficient police force needs radical reform. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The scathing report urges drastic action after finding that the voting system remains dangerously inefficient and open to fraud. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In the first couple of years of tax credits the system was so inefficient that many thousands were overpaid. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This government has done little to reform an inefficient public sector and in many cases has made it worse. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He shows how keeping some apparently inefficient slack in systems can make the world a more robust and sustainable place. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Kenya's judiciary is notoriously corrupt and inefficient. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A meat diet is a very inefficient way of feeding the world. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They are inefficient and wasteful. The Sun (2016)The fifth challenge is to force unity of effort and integrity on a divided, grossly inefficient and corrupt international aid effort. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The company ended last year with a small amount of cash in the bank, which is an inefficient use of capital. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Just so much criticism had to be encouraged to galvanise corrupt or inefficient party bureaucrats and the patronage system which placed a premium on who you knew. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)He said: 'The system is wasteful and inefficient. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The doping police can perhaps be accused of being unsuccessful, inefficient or wasteful, but not of holding back. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'inefficient'
British English: inefficient /ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt/ ADJECTIVE
A person, organization, system, or machine that is inefficient does not work in the most economical way.
...the closure of inefficient factories.
- American English: inefficient
- Arabic: غَيْرُ فَعَّالٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ineficiente
- Chinese: 效率低的
- Croatian: neučinkovit
- Czech: nevýkonný
- Danish: ueffektiv
- Dutch: inefficiënt
- European Spanish: ineficiente
- Finnish: tehoton
- French: inefficace
- German: ineffizient
- Greek: ανεπαρκής
- Italian: inefficiente
- Japanese: 効率の悪い
- Korean: 비능률적인
- Norwegian: ineffektiv
- Polish: nieskuteczny
- European Portuguese: ineficiente
- Romanian: ineficient
- Russian: неэффективный
- Spanish: ineficiente
- Swedish: ineffektiv
- Thai: ไร้ประสิทธิภาพ
- Turkish: yetersiz
- Ukrainian: неефективний
- Vietnamese: không có hiệu quả
Definition of inefficient from the Collins English Dictionary
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