Unproductive vs Inefficient - What's the difference?

unproductive | inefficient |


As adjectives the difference between unproductive and inefficient

is that unproductive is not productive; useless; fruitless while inefficient is inefficient.

unproductive

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Not productive; useless; fruitless.
  • :Juggling is an amusing pastime, but generally unproductive .
  • Synonyms

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    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