Synonyms for efficient

Synonyms for (adjective) efficient

Synonyms: effective, efficient

Definition: able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

Usage: people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons...-G.B.Shaw; effective personnel; an efficient secretary; the efficient cause of the revolution

Similar words: competent

Definition: properly or sufficiently qualified or capable or efficient

Usage: a competent typist


Synonyms: efficient

Definition: being effective without wasting time or effort or expense

Usage: an efficient production manager; efficient engines save gas

Similar words: businesslike

Definition: exhibiting methodical and systematic characteristics that would be useful in business


Similar words: cost-effective, cost-efficient

Definition: productive relative to the cost


Similar words: economic, economical

Definition: using the minimum of time or resources necessary for effectiveness

Usage: an economic use of home heating oil; a modern economical heating system; an economical use of her time


Similar words: expeditious

Definition: marked by speed and efficiency


Similar words: high-octane

Definition: used of gasoline; having a high octane number


Similar words: streamlined

Definition: made efficient by stripping off nonessentials

Usage: short streamlined meetings; a streamlined hiring process