Definition of Ineffective

1. Adjective. Not producing an intended effect. "Ineffective legislation"




2. Adjective. Lacking in power or forcefulness. "Like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"
Exact synonyms: Ineffectual, Unable
Similar to: Impotent
Derivative terms: Ineffectiveness, Ineffectuality, Ineffectualness

3. Adjective. Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate. "Inefficient workers"
Exact synonyms: Inefficient
Similar to: Incompetent
Derivative terms: Ineffectiveness, Inefficiency

Definition of Ineffective

1. a. Not effective; ineffectual; futile; inefficient; useless; as, an ineffective appeal.

Definition of Ineffective

1. Adjective. not having the desired effect; ineffectual ¹

2. Adjective. lacking in ability; incompetent or inadequate ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ineffective

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ineffective

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Literary usage of Ineffective

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1. International Law Chiefly as Interpreted and Applied by the United States by Charles Cheney Hyde (1922)
"of foreign nationality, confer upon it American citizenship appears to be accepted doctrine.1 Naturalization Partially ineffective as to Absent Family (1) ..."

2. Homerica, Emendations and Elucidations of the Odyssey by Thomas Leyden Agar (1908)
"... no mention whatever is made of this : there is no ' soon ' or ' shortly ' or ' presently '. There is only the odd litotes, ineffective and unimpressive, ..."

3. A Text-book of Experimental Psychology by Charles Samuel Myers (1909)
"Stimuli may thus be classed as effective and ineffective. Electrical and mechanical (eg blows or pressure) are the most generally effective of all stimuli. ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"... and hence a provision for the appointment of arbitrators in case of loss is ineffective where the property is wholly destroyed. Elliott on Ins. { 318. ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1898)
"OXE OF THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH DISCONTINUOUS STERILIZATION MAY BE ineffective. BY THEOBALD SMITH, MD (From the Laboratory of ..."

6. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"It shelters Argus Gates, a retired sea-captain, a lover of solitude; his sister-in-law Rox- alana, an ineffective, dreamy, silence- loving soul; ..."

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