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Definition of Inefficient


  1. Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures.
  2. Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workmen; an inefficient administrator.

Inefficient Quotations

The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
Bill Gates

We assume that everything's becoming more efficient, and in an immediate sense that's true; our lives are better in many ways. But that improvement has been gained through a massively inefficient use of natural resources.
Paul Hawken

An inefficient virus kills its host. A clever virus stays with it.
James Lovelock

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.
Corrie Ten Boom
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Inefficient Translations

inefficient in French is inhabile, inefficace
inefficient in German is unrationell
inefficient in Italian is inefficiente, incapace
inefficient in Norwegian is udugelig
inefficient in Spanish is ineficaz, negado