Synonyms of effective in English:
effective or efficient?Both these words express approval of the way in which someone or something works; but their meanings are different. Effective describes something which successfully produces an intended result, without reference to morality, economy of effort, or efficient use of resources ( the drug is more effective in treating ulcers than its predecessors | the trap was hideously unpleasant and equally hideously effective). Efficient, on the other hand, applies to someone or something able to produce results with the minimum expense or effort, as a result of good organization or good design and making the best use of available resources ( staff offer efficient and unobtrusive service).
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