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What is the difference between efficient and efficacious?

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2011-09-17 00:01:45
2011-09-17 00:01:45

Efficient means done in a way that is least difficult, complicated, costly, or time-consuming. In short, a better way.

Efficacious means "having the desired result" or more simply "effective."

Many individuals use the word efficacious incorrectly, to mean more efficient.

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