HyperDic: ineffective

English > 3 senses of the word ineffective:
ADJECTIVEallineffective, uneffective, ineffectualnot producing an intended effect
allineffective, ineffectual, unablelacking in power or forcefulness
allineffective, inefficientlacking the ability or skill to perform effectively
ineffective > pronunciation
Soundsihnihfeh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > ineffective: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot producing an intended effect.
Examples
  • "an ineffective teacher"
  • "ineffective legislation"
Synonymsuneffective, ineffectual
Attribute ofeffectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectualityPower to be effective
Narrowertoothlesslacking necessary force for effectiveness
unproductivenot producing desired results
See alsoidlenot in action or at work
inefficaciouslacking the power to produce a desired effect
inefficientnot producing desired results
powerlesslacking power
uselessHaving no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
Oppositeeffective, effectual, efficaciousproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
Spanishincapaz, ineficaz, inepto, infructuoso, inútil, vano
Catalanincapaç, ineficaç, inepte, inútil, va
Nounsineffectivenesslacking the power to be effective
Adverbsineffectivelyin an ineffective manner
English > ineffective: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking in power or forcefulness.
Synonymsineffectual, unable
Broaderimpotentlacking power or ability
Spanishimpotente, incapaz, ineficaz
Catalanimpotent, incapaç, ineficaç
Nounsineffectivenesslacking the power to be effective
English > ineffective: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaninglacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate.
Example"an ineffective administration"
Synonyminefficient
Broaderincompetentnot qualified or suited for a purpose
Spanishineficaz, ineficiente, infructuoso
Catalanineficaç
Nounsineffectivenesslacking the power to be effective

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