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Meaning of INEFFECTUAL

Pronunciation:  `ini'fekchooul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
  2. [adj]  not sufficient to produce a desired result; "an ineffectual effort to block the legislation"
  3. [adj]  lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"
  4. [adj]  producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
 

INEFFECTUAL is a 11 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: futile, impotent, ineffective, otiose, toothless, unable, unavailing, uneffective, unproductive
 
 Antonyms: effective, effectual, efficacious
 
 See Also: idle, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, powerless, useless, weak

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a.
Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient;
weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual
attempt; an ineffectual expedient. --Pope.

      The peony root has been much commended, . . . and yet
      has been by many found ineffectual.      --Boyle.

Syn: Inefficient; useless; inefficacious; vain; fruitless;
     unavailing; futile. See {Useless}, {Inefficacious}.

 
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