What does ineffective mean?

Definitions for ineffectiveˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ineffective.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ineffective, uneffective, ineffectual(adj)

    not producing an intended effect

    "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"

  2. ineffective, ineffectual, unable(adj)

    lacking in power or forcefulness

    "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

  3. ineffective, inefficient(adj)

    lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate

    "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers"

GCIDE

  1. Ineffective(a.)

    Not effective; not having the desired effect; ineffectual; futile; inefficient; useless; as, an ineffective appeal; an ineffective herbal remedy.

  2. Origin: [Pref. in- not + effective: cf. F. ineffectif.]

Wiktionary

  1. ineffective(Adjective)

    not having the desired effect; ineffectual

  2. ineffective(Adjective)

    lacking in ability; incompetent or inadequate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ineffective(adj)

    not effective; ineffectual; futile; inefficient; useless; as, an ineffective appeal

  2. Origin: [Pref. in- not + effective: cf. F. ineffectif.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ineffective

    in-ef-fek′tiv, adj. not effective: useless.—adv. Ineffec′tively.—adj. Ineffec′tual, fruitless.—ns. Ineffectual′ity, Ineffec′tualness.—adv. Ineffec′tually.—adj. Inefficā′cious, not having power to produce an effect.—adv. Inefficā′ciously.—n. Inef′ficacy, want of efficacy.—n. Ineffic′iency.—adj. Ineffic′ient, effecting, or capable of effecting, nothing.—adv. Ineffic′iently.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ineffective in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ineffective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Images & Illustrations of ineffective

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