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ineffectual

in·ef·fec·tu·al

ineffectual

 
 
pronunciation:
In ih fek chu l
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not producing an intended effect.
Their attempt to bail out the water from the leaky boat was ineffectual.
antonyms:
effectual
similar words:
abortive, fruitless, useless, vain
definition 2: incapable of acting effectively.
The ineffectual parents had no control over their badly-behaved children.
antonyms:
effectual, strong
similar words:
fruitless, weak
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derivations: ineffectually (adv.), ineffectuality (n.), ineffectualness (n.)
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