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inefficient
Definition:
not producing desired results; wasteful; " an inefficient campaign against drugs"; " outdated and inefficient design and methods"

Synonyms:

adjective
all
ineffective, inefficient.
feeble
aged, ailing, debilitated, decrepit, delicate, doddering, dopey, effete, emasculated, enervated, enfeebled, etiolated, exhausted, failing, faint, flabby, flat, fragile, frail, gentle, helpless, impotent, inadequate, indecisive, inefficient, infirm, insubstantial, insufficient, lame, languid, low, paltry, poor, powerless, puny, sapless, sickly, slight, tame, thin, unconvincing, vitiated, weakened, weakly, wimpy, woozy, Strengthless, fainter, out of gas, zero*, chicken*, in firm.
helpless
abandoned, defenseless, dependent, destitute, disabled, exposed, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, helpless, invalid, paralyzed, pinned, prostrate, shiftless, tapped, unable, unprotected, Handcuffed, tapped out, basket-case, up creek without paddle, with hands tied, over a barrel.
incompetent
amateur, amateurish, awkward, bungling, clumsy, disqualified, ineligible, inexperienced, maladroit, raw, unadapted, unequipped, uninitiated, useless, Floundering, Unhandy, bush-league, unfitted, not equal to, out to lunch, unproficient, not have it.
ineffective/ineffectual
abortive, anticlimactic, barren, bootless, defeasible, feckless, forceless, fruitless, futile, idle, inferior, innocuous, inoperative, invertebrate, limited, neutralized, nugatory, null, spineless, unavailing, unfruitful, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, vain, void, withered, worthless, null and void.
inefficient
careless, disorganized, extravagant, faulty, feeble, half-baked, improvident, incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inept, inexpert, prodigal, slack, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, unfit, unprepared, unqualified, unskilled, unskillful, untrained, weak, can't hack it, improficient, not cut out for, shooting blanks.
inept
artless, bumbling, butterfingers, gauche, halting, loser, ungraceful, wooden, Unapt, all thumbs, inadept, undexterous, unfacile.
inexpedient
delinquent, disadvantageous, inconvenient, inept, inexpedient, undesirable, unfit, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, untimely, mistimed.
lame
faltering, flimsy, unpersuasive, unpleasing, unsatisfactory, unsuitable.
unable
incapacitated, not able, out of commission, Impuissant, sidelined, hog-tied, can't cut it, can't make the grade, no can do, no good, not up to.
unfit
heavy-handed, ill-equipped, maladjusted, unpracticed, Blundering, Butter-fingered, bush league.
unprofessional
ignorant, improper, lax, negligent, unethical, unfitting, unworthy, nonexpert.
useless
ineffectual.
wasteful
careless, disorganized, extravagant, improvident, slack.
noun
inefficient
incompetent, ineffective, uneconomical, wasteful.
Examples of usage:
  1. However, it is very rare that the first copulation is inefficient; we have only seen two that required it twice; all the rest were impregnated by the first. – New observations on the natural history of bees by Francis Huber
  2. The teaching, I am sure, is very inefficient as teaching, and I well know that the relation between teacher and taught is not a good moral discipline to either. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  3. And so far as the objection bears upon those defective methods of instruction which experience has shown to be inefficient, or of little use, I am in no wise concerned to remove it. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. Further, every thing is imperfect, irregular, and uncertain; and, moreover, the four steamers in the West Indies last spring are so utterly inefficient and worthless, that they must forthwith be replaced by at least three good new ones, to do the same limited work. – A General Plan for a Mail Communication by Steam, Between Great Britain and the Eastern and Western Parts of the World by James MacQueen
  5. The inefficient are those who repeat the same error or useless act over and over, or else fail to repeat a chance useful act whose repetition might lead to success. – The Mind and Its Education by George Herbert Betts

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