Inefficient vs Careless - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between inefficient and careless
is that inefficient
is inefficient while careless
) free from care; unworried, without anxiety.
Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures.
Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workers; an inefficient administrator.
- Celery is an inefficient food.
- Jessica was terribly inefficient at cleaning, so her brother usually had to clean the whole room.
(lb) Free from care; unworried, without anxiety.
*:Good-humored, easy, and careless , he presided over his whale-boat as if the most deadly encounter were but a dinner, and his crew all invited guests.
Not concerned or worried (about).
*:"He was here," observed Drina composedly, "and father was angry with him." ¶ "What?" exclaimed Eileen. "When?" ¶ "This morning, before father went downtown." ¶ Both Selwyn and Lansing cut in coolly, dismissing the matter with a careless word or two; and coffee was served—cambric tea in Drina's case.
Not giving sufficient attention or thought, especially concerning the avoidance of harm or mistakes.
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