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Pronunciation:  `ini'fektiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate; "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers"
  2. [adj]  not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
  3. [adj]  lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

INEFFECTIVE is a 11 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: impotent, incompetent, ineffectual, inefficient, toothless, unable, uneffective, unproductive
 Antonyms: effective, effectual, efficacious
 See Also: idle, inefficacious, powerless, useless, weak



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`ef*fect"ive\, a. [Pref. in- not + effective: cf.
F. ineffectif.]
Not effective; ineffectual; futile; inefficient; useless; as,
an ineffective appeal.

      The word of God, without the spirit, [is] a dead and
      ineffective letter.                      --Jer. Taylor.

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