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inefficient is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of inefficient in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… inherently inefficient when it comes to …”

meanings of inefficient


  1. Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious.
  2. Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or unproductive; effecting little or nothing.


  1. A person who cannot or does not work efficiently.

inefficient frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word inefficient occurs in english on average 2.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics inefficient can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that inefficient can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

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