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inefficient

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinefficientin‧ef‧fi‧cient /ˌɪnəˈfɪʃənt◂/ ●○○ adjective  EFFICIENTnot using time, money, energy etc in the best way opp efficient an inefficient use of resources Local government was inefficient.inefficiently adverbinefficiency noun [countable, uncountable] problems due to the inefficiency of management
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inefficientLocal government in the area is seen as being corrupt and inefficient.The postal service in this country is very inefficient.The factory is inefficient, and its working practices and machinery dated.The army was inefficient and poorly equipped.an inefficient banking systemInefficient management leads to poor employee performance.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinefficientin‧ef‧fi‧cient /ˌɪnəˈfɪʃənt◂/ adjective producing goods or working in a way that uses more time, money etc than necessarythe assumption that the public sector is wasteful, inefficient and unproductiveinefficiently adverbinefficiency noun [countable, uncountable]Long hours are often a reflection of an organization’s bureaucratic inefficiency.
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