ineffectual


in·ef·fec·tu·al

adjective \ˌi-nə-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l, -ˈfeksh-wəl\

: not producing or able to produce the effect you want

Full Definition of INEFFECTUAL

1
:  not producing the proper or intended effect :  futile
2
:  ineffective 2
in·ef·fec·tu·al·i·ty \-ˌfek-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
in·ef·fec·tu·al·ly \-ˈfek-chə(-wə)-lē, -ˈfek-shwə-\ adverb
in·ef·fec·tu·al·ness noun

Examples of INEFFECTUAL

  1. <an ineffectual effort to find the trail again did at least lead them to another stunning view of the canyon>
  2. <another ineffectual plan to lose weight without dieting or exercising>

First Known Use of INEFFECTUAL

15th century

Rhymes with INEFFECTUAL

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