non·​ef·​fec·​tive ˌnän-i-ˈfek-tiv How to pronounce noneffective (audio)
: not effective
especially : not producing an intended or desired effect
noneffective government programs
noneffective leaders
noneffective classroom instruction
noneffectively adverb
noneffectiveness noun

Word History

First Known Use

1781, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noneffective was in 1781

Dictionary Entries Near noneffective

Cite this Entry

“Noneffective.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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