Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
Show Word Parts
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
inefficient

in·ef·fi·cient

inefficient

 
pronunciation:
In fI shnt
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition: taking too much time or supplies to produce or reach results.
The use of separate cars for travel to work is an inefficient use of energy compared to travelling by bus or subway.
antonyms:
economical, efficient
derivation: inefficiently (adv.)
Word PartsSubscriber feature About this feature