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[ adjective ] inefficient in use of time and effort and materials

Synonyms

wasteful

Examples

"a clumsy and wasteful process" "wasteful duplication of effort" "uneconomical ebb and flow of power"

Used in print

(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)

The fact seems to be that very many large branch stores are uneconomical , that the choice of location in the suburbs is as important as it was downtown , and that even highly suburbanized cities will support only so many big branches .

Related terms

inefficient

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[ adjective ] wasteful of resources

Synonyms

uneconomic

Related terms

wasteful

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