inefficient inefficient  /ɪ nɪ ˈfɪ ʃənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not producing desired results; wasteful
  2. (adj) lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate

Usage(s):

  1. The charity said selling food to fund its programs is inefficient and often delivers life-sustaining grain not to the hungry but to those who can afford it.
  2. Of course Medicare is inefficient.
  3. The charity said selling food to fund its programs is inefficient and often delivers life-sustaining grain not to the hungry but to those who can afford it.

News

  1. US Regulatory System "Stymied by Special Interests"

    A broad-based alliance of public interest and other groups is warning that years of attacks by business interests has made the U.S. regulatory so inefficient that public safety is being put at risk. The groups, under the umbrella of the Coalition for Sensible Safeguards (CSS), are urging the White House and U.S. Congress to institute reforms to increase transparency, reduce special interests ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CommonDreams.org

  2. PowerStream launches environmentally-conscious Twitter contest

    VAUGHAN, Ontario -- Although the look and smell of a freshly cut lawn is pleasing to most of us, if it takes one-hour to complete using an inefficient two-stroke gas-powered lawn mower, the pollution emitted ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Lincolnwood flood control debate overflows

    The need to upgrade Lincolnwood’s inefficient sewer system was magnified by the April storm that left hundreds of Lincolnwood homes soggy with sewer water, but efforts to get moving with a sewer system overhaul project was delayed again at the Tuesday village board meeting. Trustees, village staff and members of the public spent two hours bickering about a specific detail of the estimated $33.6 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lincolnwood Review

Quotes

  1. "The government's position is......the existing (resource tax) arrangements are both economically inefficient and they also deliver an inadequate return to the Australian people," Tanner said.
    on Jun 8, 2010 By: Lindsay Tanner Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "It's very interesting, because he leaves those who are running his affairs the responsibility of being very profitable," Slim said. "If they're inefficient, or don't get real-term returns, they're not going to be running anything."
    on Mar 12, 2007 By: Carlos Slim Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Minister Prentice stated, "Today's announcement positions Canada one step closer to reaching its goal of being a clean energy superpower..........A responsible, clear phase-out of the electricity sector's inefficient coal-fired generation will allow...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Jim Prentice Source: EnergyOnline

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