Inefficiency vs Inefficient - What's the difference?

inefficiency | inefficient |


As a noun inefficiency

is lack of efficiency or effectiveness.

As an adjective inefficient is

inefficient.

inefficiency

Noun

(inefficiencies)
  • Lack of efficiency or effectiveness.
  • inefficient

    Adjective

    (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.

    Antonyms

    * efficient