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ineffectual

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adjective in·ef·fec·tu·al \ˌi-nə-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l, -ˈfeksh-wəl\

Simple Definition of ineffectual

  • : not producing or able to produce the effect you want

Full Definition of ineffectual

  1. 1 :  not producing the proper or intended effect :  futile

  2. 2 :  ineffective 2

in·ef·fec·tu·al·i·ty play \-ˌfek-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē\ noun
in·ef·fec·tu·al·ly play \-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>



15th Century

First Known Use of ineffectual

15th century

Rhymes with ineffectual


INEFFECTUAL Defined for Kids

ineffectual

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adjective in·ef·fec·tu·al \ˌi-nə-ˈfek-chə-wəl\

Definition of ineffectual

  1. :  not producing the proper or desired effect

in·ef·fec·tu·al·ly adverb




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