HyperDic: efficacious

English > 2 senses of the word efficacious:
ADJECTIVEallefficaciousmarked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
allefficacious, effective, effectualproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
efficacious > pronunciation
Soundseh.fahkey'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > efficacious: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect.
Examples
  • "written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley
  • "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"
Attribute ofefficacy, efficaciousnessCapacity or power to produce a desired effect
NarrowereffectiveWorks well as a means or remedy / remedy
See alsoeffective, effectual, efficaciousproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
Oppositeinefficaciouslacking the power to produce a desired effect
Spanisheficaz
Nounsefficacy, efficaciousnesscapacity or power to produce a desired effect
Adverbsefficaciouslyin an effective manner
English > efficacious: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect.
Example "an efficacious law"
Synonymseffective, effectual
Attribute ofeffectiveness, effectivity, effectualness, effectualityPower to be effective
Narrowerhard-hitting, trenchantCharacterized by or full of force and vigor
impellingmarkedly effective as if by emotional pressure
impressive, tellingproducing a strong effect
rough-and-readycrude but effective for the purpose at hand
See alsoefficaciousmarked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
efficienteffective without wasting time or effort or expense
potent, strong, stiffHaving a strong physiological or chemical effect
powerfulHaving great power or force or potency or effect
useful, utileOf use or service
Oppositeineffective, uneffective, ineffectualnot producing an intended effect
Spanishefectivo, eficaz
Catalaneficaç
Nounsefficacy, efficaciousnesscapacity or power to produce a desired effect

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