how to pronounce inefficient

/ˌɪnɪˈfɪʃənt/

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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

adjective:

  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.

noun:

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

words with pronunciation similar to inefficient

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