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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 in·ef·fi·cient /-ˈfɪʃənt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ef·fi·cient a.
 1. Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired, or achieiving the effect by unnnecessary and excessive expenditure of resources; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures; inefficient methods are too expensive.
 2. Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workmen; an inefficient administrator.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient
             campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient
             design and methods" [ant: efficient]
      2: lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively;
         inadequate; "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient
         workers" [syn: ineffective]