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Meaning of EFFECTUAL

Pronunciation:  i'fekchooul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect; "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
  2. [adj]  sufficient to produce a result; "a man to whom painting was but another and less effectual way of writing dramas or novels or history"
  3. [adj]  exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects; "an effectual vaccine"
 

EFFECTUAL is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: effective, efficacious, hard-hitting, impelling, impressive, rough-and-ready, telling, trenchant
 
 Antonyms: ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective
 
 See Also: effectual, efficient, potent, powerful, strong, useful, utile

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. [See {Effect}, n.]
Producing, or having adequate power or force to produce, an
intended effect; adequate; efficient; operative; decisive.
--Shak.

      Effectual steps for the suppression of the rebellion.
                                               --Macaulay.

{Effectual calling} (Theol.), a doctrine concerning the work
   of the Holy Spirit in producing conviction of sin and
   acceptance of salvation by Christ, -- one of the five
   points of Calvinism. See {Calvinism}.

Syn: {Effectual}, {Efficacious}, {Effective}.

Usage: An efficacious remedy is had recourse to, and proves
       effective if it does decided good, effectual if it
       does all the good desired. --C. J. Smith.

 
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