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Definition 1: not producing an intended effect - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • an ineffective teacher
  • ineffective legislation

Synonyms for ineffectual in the sense of this definition

(ineffectual is similar to ...) lacking necessary force for effectiveness

"a toothless piece of legislation"

(ineffectual is similar to ...) not producing desired results

"the talks between labor and management were unproductive"

(means also ...) not in action or at work

"an idle laborer" "idle drifters" "the idle rich" "an idle mind"

(means also ...) lacking the power to produce a desired effect

"laws that are inefficacious in stopping crime"

(means also ...) not producing desired results; wasteful

"an inefficient campaign against drugs" "outdated and inefficient design and methods"

(means also ...) lacking power

(means also ...) having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully

"a kitchen full of useless gadgets" "she is useless in an emergency"

(... are attributes of ineffectual) power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

Definition 2: lacking in power or forcefulness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an ineffectual ruler
  • like an unable phoenix in hot ashes

Synonyms for ineffectual in the sense of this definition

(ineffectual is similar to ...) lacking power or ability

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

Definition 3: producing no result or effect - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a futile effort
  • the therapy was ineffectual
  • an otiose undertaking
  • an unavailing attempt

Synonyms for ineffectual in the sense of this definition

(ineffectual is similar to ...) having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully

"a kitchen full of useless gadgets" "she is useless in an emergency"

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