Efficient – Synonyms

28.06.23 Synonyms Time to read: 2min

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The word “efficient” is often referred to productivity and the achievement of desired results. It describes a process that is performed sufficiently or effectively.

Another word for “efficient” is powerful or effective. However, more synonyms will be listed in this article.

“Efficient” – General synonyms

The following illustrates other words for “efficient” that may be used in everyday conversation as well as in academic writing.

“Efficient” synonyms in the sense of effective

Synonyms of the word “efficient” in the sense of effective are:

  • Effective
  • Effectual
  • Methodical
  • Powerful
  • Productive
  • Streamlined
  • Structured
  • Successful
  • Systematic
  • Well-organized
  • Well-planned

“Efficient” synonyms in the sense of competent

Synonyms of the word “efficient” in the sense of competent are:

  • Able
  • Adept
  • Businesslike
  • Capable
  • Competent
  • Organized
  • Productive
  • Professional
  • Proficient
  • Ready
  • Skillful
  • Well-organized
  • Workmanlike
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“Efficient” – Synonyms used in academic writing

In an academic context, the word “efficient” can be used in many areas e.g., in business, engineering or construction. It often describes methods and tools used in academic research.

However, more synonyms for “efficient” used in academic writing will be shown below.

Are you looking for suitable synonyms for “efficient” for your academic paper? Have a look at the table below with the top suggestions from our BachelorPrint-Team.

“Efficient” Synonyms Examples
Effective The new software is very efficient in terms of speed.
The new software is very effective in terms of speed.
Economical The company was praised for its efficient use of their finances.
The company was praised for its economical use of their finances.
Productive The process is more efficient in its manufacture.
The process is more productive in its manufacture.


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