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Associations of "Inefficiency" (30 Words)
|awkwardness||The quality of an embarrassing situation.|
The awkwardness of youth.
|bootless||(of a task or undertaking) ineffectual; useless.|
Remonstrating with him seems ever to have been a bootless task.
|carelessness||Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances.|
Most road accidents are caused by carelessness on the part of motorists.
|culpable||Deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious.|
Mercy killings are less culpable than ordinary murders.
|dissipation||Breaking up and scattering by dispersion.|
Mindless dissipation of natural resources.
|economic||Of or relating to the science of economics.|
Solar power may provide a more economic solution.
We were surprised by the extravagance of his description.
|extravagant||Exceeding what is reasonable or appropriate; excessive or elaborate.|
It was rather extravagant to buy both.
|futile||Producing no result or effect.|
A futile effort.
|garbage||Worthless or meaningless material or ideas; rubbish.|
Garbage littered the estate.
|incapable||(followed by `of’) lacking capacity or ability.|
Wilson blushed and was incapable of speech.
|incompetence||Inability to do something successfully; ineptitude.|
Allegations of professional incompetence.
|ineffective||Lacking in power or forcefulness.|
An ineffective administration.
|ineffectual||Not producing an intended effect.|
An ineffectual campaign.
|inefficient||Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate.|
|ineptitude||Unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training.|
The sheer ineptitude of their economic plan.
|lavish||Expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns.|
A lavish buffet.
|negligence||Breach of a duty of care which results in damage.|
His injury was due to the negligence of his employers.
Troops were powerless to stop last night s shooting.
|prodigal||A person who leaves home to lead a prodigal life but later makes a repentant return.|
The government wished to clip the wings of the local authority prodigals.
|profligate||A dissolute man in fashionable society.|
He succumbed to drink and a profligate lifestyle.
|spending||The act of spending or disbursing money.|
|spendthrift||Someone who spends money prodigally.|
A spendthrift uncle.
|unable||Not having the necessary means or skill or know-how.|
Unable to get to town without a car.
|unavailing||Achieving little or nothing; ineffective.|
An unavailing attempt.
|unproductive||(of an activity or period) not achieving much; not very useful.|
Unproductive land must be reforested.
|useless||Not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome.|
A piece of useless knowledge.
|wastebasket||A waste-paper basket.|
|wasteful||Tending to squander and waste.|
Wasteful energy consumption.