effectual

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adjective ef·fec·tu·al \i-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l, -chü(-ə)l; -ˈfeksh-wəl\

Definition of effectual

  1. :  producing or able to produce a desired effect

effectuality

play \i-ˌfek-chə-ˈwa-lə-tē, -chü-ˈa-\ noun

effectualness

play \i-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l-nəs, -chü(-ə)l-; -ˈfeksh-wəl-\ noun

Examples of effectual in a Sentence

  1. acting like a jerk has generally not been a terribly effectual dating strategy

14th Century

First Known Use of effectual

14th century

Synonym Discussion of effectual

effective, effectual, efficient, efficacious mean producing or capable of producing a result. effective stresses the actual production of or the power to produce an effect. an effective rebuttal effectual suggests the accomplishment of a desired result especially as viewed after the fact. the measures to stop the pilfering proved effectual efficient suggests an acting or a potential for action or use in such a way as to avoid loss or waste of energy in effecting, producing, or functioning. an efficient small car efficacious suggests possession of a special quality or virtue that gives effective power. a detergent that is efficacious in removing grease

EFFECTUAL Defined for English Language Learners

effectual

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adjective ef·fec·tu·al \i-ˈfek-chə(-wə)l, -chü(-ə)l; -ˈfeksh-wəl\

Definition of effectual for English Language Learners

  • : producing a desired result or effect


EFFECTUAL Defined for Kids

effectual

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adjective ef·fec·tu·al \i-ˈfek-chə-wəl\

Definition of effectual for Students

  1. :  producing or able to produce a desired effect an effectual remedy

effectually

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