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Pronunciation: [ɪfˈɪʃənt] (IPA)

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The antonyms for the word "efficient" are "inefficient" and "ineffectual." Ineffective indicates that something does not produce the desired or intended outcome, whereas inefficient denotes that something is not utilizing its resources or energy in the best possible manner. An ineffective system or process wastes time, effort, and resources without producing the desired results. Moreover, an inefficient method or product requires more energy or resources than it should, resulting in wasted time and money. Therefore, it is essential to employ efficient methods or products that deliver desired outcomes using the least amount of energy or resources, while avoiding ineffective or inefficient methods that waste vital resources.

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Usage examples for Efficient

For this there is needed an influence from without, the efficient touch of the Holy Spirit, the impartation of His life.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Our methods of attack were not efficient, but we wished to avoid the risk of the last plunge of the lance, for our lives were in the balance every time if the line should break, and with every lunge of the animal we expected it to snap.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
It is a growing country, and the men in it know that the next generation will not be content with anything that they can do, and, what is more to the purpose, they themselves will want something bigger and more efficient in another year or two.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Efficient

  • Certainly our goal is to leave Iraq, but we can't leave Iraq with our forces until we know that the Iraqi security forces are capable and efficient enough to defend the sovereignty of the nation.
    John Abizaid
  • We continued the hard work of integrating TWA, because at that time we still thought an efficient connecting hub in St. Louis could be a profitable addition to our network.
    Gerard Arpey
  • I will continue my consistent record of voting for lower taxes, less spending and fewer regulations to make our government more effective and efficient while upholding our Constitution.
    Roscoe Bartlett
  • Only as you do know yourself can your brain serve you as a sharp and efficient tool. Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see.
    Bernard Baruch
  • Under the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses.
    Melissa Bean

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