inefficiently


adjective

  1. not efficient; unable to effect or achieve the desired result with reasonable economy of means.
  2. lacking in ability, incompetent.

adjective

  1. unable to perform a task or function to the best advantage; wasteful or incompetent
  2. unable to produce the desired result
adj.

1750, “not producing the desired effect,” from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + efficient. Related: Inefficiency (1749); inefficiently.

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