Definitions for ineffectualˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tʃu əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ineffective, uneffective, ineffectual(adj)

    not producing an intended effect

    "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"

  2. futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing(adj)

    producing no result or effect

    "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

  3. ineffective, ineffectual, unable(adj)

    lacking in power or forcefulness

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

Wiktionary

  1. ineffectual(Adjective)

    unable or insufficient to produce effect; futile

    After several ineffectual and abortive leaps, we were forced to lift him over the obstacle.

  2. ineffectual(Adjective)

    worthless

  3. ineffectual(Adjective)

    weak; lacking forcefulness

    Our group leader proved highly ineffectual, caving to every whim put forth by the other members.

  4. Origin: in- "not" + effectual "having effect"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ineffectual(adj)

    not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ineffectual in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ineffectual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hilaire Belloc:

    Remote and ineffectual don.

  2. Honore De Balzac:

    All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

  3. Nadia Oweidat:

    It's ineffectual. It's simply ineffectual, it's not reaching the right population. It's not reaching the potential jihadists.

  4. Frank Herbert:

    If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

  5. Soren Kierkegaard, "The Sickness Unto Death":

    And when the hourglass has run out, the hourglass of temporality, when the noise of secular life has grown silent and its restless or ineffectual activism has come to an end, when everything around you is still, as it is in eternity, then eternity asks you and every individual in these millions and millions about only one thing: whether you have lived in despair or not.

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Translations for ineffectual

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • αναποτελεσματικόςGreek
  • pystymätön, hyödytön, saamaton, tuloksetonFinnish
  • nieskuteczny, bezskutecznyPolish

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