- the quality or condition of being inefficient; lack of efficiency.
- an instance of inefficiency: This work is riddled with inefficiencies.
Origin of inefficiency
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Examples from the Web for inefficiency
But inefficiency and ineffectiveness are not its only evils.Red Tape Is Strangling Good Samaritans
Philip K. Howard
December 27, 2014
So the Problem Solvers signed on to a No Labels legislative package designed to address waste and inefficiency in government.A Gang of 81 Surprises Washington
July 19, 2013
Secondly, he assumed, patronizingly, that what really bothers conservatives about government is its inefficiency.Obama Should Defend Government
January 21, 2013
It also reveals a lot of waste and inefficiency, however, rather than increased well- being.Are Gold-Plated Health Benefits Making American Workers Worse Off?
January 15, 2013
They would hate the inefficiency of our government services, and miss their cozy circle of friends and family.America Really Is Exceptional
September 26, 2012
The thorn of Anna's inefficiency had always rankled in her flesh.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
To-day, however, no such charge of inefficiency can be made.Rural Life and the Rural School
On the other hand, they may be the result of cowardice or inefficiency.War from the Inside
Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
The inefficiency of Congress and its want of moral influence were self-confessed.Union and Democracy
I changed my views on the inefficiency of our Home Defenders.