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Synonyms for inefficiency
ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ən si

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inefficiency(noun)

    unskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency

    Antonyms:
    efficiency

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inefficiency

    Synonyms:
    failure, inaction, ineffectiveness, inutility, powerlessness, uselessness

    Antonyms:
    action, agency, effect, execution, force, influence, operation, performance, procedure, result

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inefficiency(n.)

    Synonyms:
    weakness, impotence, inefficacy, powerlessness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ineffectiveness, inefficacy, ineffective

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How to use inefficiency in a sentence?

  1. Reed Hastings:

    Most of us are so wrapped around efficiency in management that we don’t sufficiently value flexibility, we’re willing to take some inefficiency narrowly and in edge cases to create an environment that’s extremely flexible because we think that outperforms in the long term.

  2. Brett Schaefer:

    If he is proposing giving these resources to the U.N. system, it would represent a massive expansion of resources to organizations that have a troubling history of mismanagement and inefficiency, in 2018, global GDP was $85 trillion. Total revenue for the U.N. system in 2018 was $56 billion. Moreover, we have seen the World Health Organization badly mishandle the response to COVID-19 by trusting information from China. Why that experience would give governments confidence to give such resources to the UN is a mystery.

  3. Detronius Arbiter:

    I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.

  4. Al Gore:

    Information technology gives us the means to harvest the enormous opportunities represented by inefficiency, it is relatively easy now to design and build zero carbon buildings. The savings in energy, material costs and the reductions in global warming pollution are not minor. We’re talking about 50, 60, 70, 80 even 90 percent savings in category after category.

  5. From Petronii Arbitri Satyricon AD 66 (Attributed to Gaius Petronus, a Roman General who later committed suicide):

    We trained hard, but it seemed every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.


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