Synonyms and Antonyms of ineffectual
1 not producing the desired result <an ineffectual effort to find the trail again did at least lead them to another stunning view of the canyon> Synonyms counterproductive, feckless, hamstrung, ineffective, inefficacious, inefficient, inexpedientRelated Words abortive, bootless, fruitless, futile, nonproductive, pointless, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, worthlessNear Antonyms availing, beneficial, helpful, productive, profitable, successful, useful, worthwhileAntonyms effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, expedient, operant, ultraefficient
2 producing no results <another ineffectual plan to lose weight without dieting or exercising> Synonyms abortive, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, futile, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vainRelated Words hollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductiveNear Antonyms meaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workableAntonyms deadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous
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