Ineffectual

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Ineffectual Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    ineffectual adj
  1. not sufficient to produce a desired result; "an ineffectual effort to block the legislation" [ant: effectual]
  2. not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation" [syn: ineffective, uneffective] [ant: effective]
  3. producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt" [syn: futile, otiose, unavailing]
  4. lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes" [syn: ineffective, unable]
Ineffectual Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Ineffectual \In`ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a. Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient. --Pope. The peony root has been much commended, . . . and yet has been by many found ineffectual. --Boyle. Syn: Inefficient; useless; inefficacious; vain; fruitless; unavailing; futile. See Useless, Inefficacious.
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    • Steven Sotloff beheading creates more troubles for Obama (+video)
      A new video depicts the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. President Obama is already fighting a narrative that he is ineffectual, and Tuesday's news reinforces that.  Read more on this news related to 'Ineffectual'
    • Steven Sotloff beheading creates more troubles for Obama
      A new video depicts the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. President Obama is already fighting a narrative that he is ineffectual, and Tuesday's news reinforces that.  Read more on this news related to 'Ineffectual'
    • Rogue stem cell therapy operators charging thousands for ineffective treatments, researchers say
      Rogue operators in Australia and overseas are charging thousands of dollars for ineffectual stem cell treatments, a leading stem cell research group has warned. Read more on this news related to 'Ineffectual'

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