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Synonyms for inefficiency
ˌɪn ɪˈfɪʃ ən siin·ef·fi·cien·cy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. inefficiency

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

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. inefficiencynoun

    unskillfulness resulting from a lack of efficiency

    Antonyms:
    efficiency

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. inefficiencynoun

    Synonyms:
    weakness, impotence, inefficacy, powerlessness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "inefficiency":

    ineffectiveness, inefficacy, ineffective

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#17218ineffective
#36114inaction
#38445inefficiency
#73354powerlessness
#76413ineffectiveness
#123069uselessness
#312168inefficacy

How to use inefficiency in a sentence?

  1. The United:

    We are in the middle of a catastrophe that is not the result of a hurricane, that is not the result of a tsunami, it's the product of the inefficiency, the incapability, the corruption of a regime that doesn't care about the lives of Venezuelans.

  2. Eric Ambler:

    For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.

  3. 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.

  4. Cristiane Mazzetti:

    In 2020, despite the prohibition of the use of fire and with the armed forces in the field since mid-May, the fires are still uncontrolled in Greenpeace Amazon, proving once again the inefficiency of the government, the figures show that the strategy adopted by the federal government is inefficient to contain the destruction of the most biodiverse forest on the planet.

  5. Daniel Loeb:

    The capacity expansions should not be thought of as an alternative to solving the blatant capital inefficiency of Fanuc.


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