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Definition of INEFFECTIVE

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Ineffective \In`ef*fect"ive\, a. [Pref. in- not + effective: cf. F. ineffectif.] Not effective; not having the desired effect; ineffectual; futile; inefficient; useless; as, an ineffective appeal; an ineffective herbal remedy. [1913 Webster +PJC]

           The word of God, without the spirit, [is] a dead and ineffective letter.                      --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "ineffective": abortive, aimless, barren, bootless, counterproductive, effete, emasculate, empty, etiolated, failed, failing, fatuitous, fatuous, featherweight, feckless, forceless, fruitless, futile, ill-qualified, impotent, inadequate, inane, incapable, incapable of, incompetent, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, inept, inferior, inoperative, invalid, invertebrate, lame, lightweight, maladjusted, manque, meaningless, miscarried, miscarrying, no go, no-account, not equal to, not up to, nugacious, nugatory, of no account, of no effect, of no force, of no use, pointless, powerless, purposeless, spineless, sterile, stickit, stillborn, successless, superfluous, unable, unable to, unadapted, unadjusted, unauthoritative, unavailable, unavailing, unendowed, unequipped, unfit, unfitted, unfortunate, ungifted, unproductive, unqualified, unsuccessful, untalented, useless, vain, weak, without any weight, worthless


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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