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Synonyms for efficient
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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. Colin Gillis:

    They’re doing an excellent job of pulling the mobile landscape through to being more efficient.

  2. Jovan Dewitt:

    I got yelled at by Scott for coming in a little too early, he wants me to make sure Im managing my time and getting in and getting out and being more efficient. Im working at the same pace I normally did.

  3. John Hutton:

    And even though the brain can change and learn at all ages, it's much more efficient in the first five years, and that's why those early childhood experiences are so important.

  4. Jan Dieleman:

    This is not a charity project. We're in a competitive space, operating in a market-driven economy, things have to make economic sense, so we need to push [shipping companies] to be more efficient.

  5. Greg Henderson:

    Our technology can all share the same infrastructure, a single person, or a train with a thousand people could take advantage of this incredibly efficient low-cost, new maglev technology.

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