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Synonyms for efficient
ɪˈfɪʃ ənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. efficient(adj)

    being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

    "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas"

    Synonyms:
    effective

    Antonyms:
    wasteful, inefficient, incompetent, uneconomical

  2. effective, efficient(adj)

    able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

    "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, effective, in effect(p), in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    inefficient, incompetent, uneconomical, wasteful

Wiktionary

  1. efficient(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    inefficient

  2. efficient(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    inefficient

  3. efficient(adjective)

    The motor is only 20% efficient at that temperature.

    Antonyms:
    inefficient

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. efficient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    operative, active, efficacious, effective, effectual, potent

  2. efficient(a.)

    Synonyms:
    able, energetic, skilful, ready

  3. efficient(n.)

    Synonyms:
    cause, operator, prime mover, efficient agent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. efficient(a)

    Synonyms:
    competent, capable, proficient, effectual, potent, efficacious

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How to use efficient in a sentence?

  1. Even Obama:

    I wish things were that ruthlessly efficient.

  2. Shannon Poe:

    It is really the only effective way to get the gold, you could still go in with a shovel and a pan, but it would n’t be efficient and, of course, the environmental effect would be the same - a non-factor.

  3. Hun Sen:

    This is for more efficient work, here, no ministers are bad but some ministers are very slow so we have to make some changes.

  4. Vinnie Lauria:

    I would say it definitely means things grow slower. If I compare a startup in Indonesia with startups in some other places, they will tend to be less on the cutting edge of technology, less efficient.

  5. Kristopher Waynant:

    Unfortunately, the first few pathways I proposed were not the best or most efficient, but Lucas has gone through the literature and analyzed different ways to perform each of these steps to get the best results.


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