Examples of ineffectual in a Sentence
an ineffectual effort to find the trail again did at least lead them to another stunning view of the canyon
another ineffectual plan to lose weight without dieting or exercising
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As a result of the ineffectual and substandard quality level of speed, the women’s children cannot access homework sites, [and] their home security system[s] that rely on broadband connectivity [are] rendered useless.
This stain on the GOP can’t be eradicated overnight, as Ryan and other Republican leaders have consistently shown in their tepid, ineffectual responses to Trump’s bigotry.
God bless nepotism, because an adviser this ineffectual might normally resign or be ousted.
Such vague and misleading assurances are almost impossible to combat—especially if Democrats stick to their normal, ineffectual script.
But after that proved ineffectual, other methods were sought out.
Up until several years ago, Metro safety was regulated by the Tri-State Oversight Committee, a local body that was deemed ineffectual by federal officials.
In less than 24 hours, the 36-year-old real estate princeling had repeated all the textbook mistakes of American diplomacy in the Middle East, and rendered his visit ineffectual at best, if not a step backward.
Daley, who served as President Barack Obama's top staffer for a little over a year, slammed Trump as an ineffectual leader and claimed Trump had run his businesses as an autocrat.
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First Known Use of ineffectual
Synonymscounterproductive, feckless, hamstrung, ineffective, inefficacious, inefficient, inexpedient
Antonymseffective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, expedient, operant, ultraefficient
Related Wordsabortive, bootless, fruitless, futile, nonproductive, pointless, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, worthless
Near Antonymsavailing, beneficial, helpful, productive, profitable, successful, useful, worthwhile
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: not producing or able to produce the effect you want
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