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Definition 1: power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for effectiveness in the sense of this definition

(effectiveness is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... is a kind of effectiveness ) keenness and forcefulness of thought or expression or intellect

(... is a kind of effectiveness ) capacity or power to produce a desired effect

"concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"

(... are attributes of effectiveness) 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" "effective teaching methods" "effective steps toward peace" "made an effective entrance" "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action" "an efficacious law"

(... are attributes of effectiveness) not producing an intended effect

"an ineffective teacher" "ineffective legislation"

Definition 2: capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where effectiveness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the toxin's potency
  • the strength of the drinks

Synonyms for effectiveness in the sense of this definition

(effectiveness is a kind of ...) possession of controlling influence

"the deterrent power of nuclear weapons" "the power of his love saved her" "his powerfulness was concealed by a gentle facade"

(... are attributes of effectiveness) having a strong physiological or chemical effect

"a potent toxin" "potent liquor" "a potent cup of tea" "a stiff drink"

(... are attributes of effectiveness) lacking power or ability

"Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent" "felt impotent rage"

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