Inappropriate vs Inefficient - What's the difference?

inappropriate | inefficient |

As adjectives the difference between inappropriate and inefficient

is that inappropriate is not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place while inefficient is inefficient.




(en adjective)
  • Not appropriate; not suitable for the situation, time, and/or place.
  • It is inappropriate to burp at a formal dinner.
    "While PDA or sexual irresponsibility may be considered unsuitable, it is not inappropriate for teenagers in a relationship and nearly of legal age to talk alone."


    * out of line * unfit * unsuitable

    Derived terms

    * inappropriately * inappropriateness



    (en adjective)
  • Not efficient; not producing the effect intended or desired; inefficacious; as, inefficient means or measures.
  • Celery is an inefficient food.
  • Incapable of, or indisposed to, effective action; habitually slack or remiss; effecting little or nothing; as, inefficient workers; an inefficient administrator.
  • Jessica was terribly inefficient at cleaning, so her brother usually had to clean the whole room.


    * efficient