ineffectiveness


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in·ef·fec·tive

 (ĭn′ĭ-fĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual: an ineffective plea.
2. Inadequate; incompetent: an ineffective teacher.

in′ef·fec′tive·ly adv.
in′ef·fec′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ineffectiveness - lacking the power to be effective
impotence, impotency, powerlessness - the quality of lacking strength or power; being weak and feeble
inefficaciousness, inefficacy - a lack of efficacy
effectiveness, effectivity, effectuality, effectualness - power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

ineffectiveness

noun
The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything:
Translations
عَدَم نَجاعَه، عَدم تأثير
neúčinnost
ineffektivitetvirkningsløshed
gagnsleysi, áhrifaleysi
neúčinnosť
etkisizlik

ineffectiveness

[ˌɪnɪˈfektɪvnɪs] N [of measure, policy, drug] → ineficacia f; [of person, committee] → incompetencia f, ineficacia f; [of effort, attempt] → infructuosidad f

ineffectiveness

[ˌɪnɪˈfɛktɪvnɪs] n [system, action] → inefficacité f

ineffectiveness

nUnwirksamkeit f, → Ineffektivität f; (of attempt)Fruchtlosigkeit f, → Nutzlosigkeit f; (of person)Unfähigkeit f

ineffective

(iniˈfektiv) adjective
useless; not producing any result or the result desired. ineffective methods.
ˌinefˈfectiveness noun
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A second peculiarity of airship war as it first came to the world that also made for social collapse, was the ineffectiveness of the early air-ships against each other.
But the most amazing example of the ineffectiveness of the orders given by the authorities at that time was Napoleon's attempt to stop the looting and re-establish discipline.
By-and-by Celia would come in her quality of bridesmaid as well as sister, and through the next weeks there would be wedding visits received and given; all in continuance of that transitional life understood to correspond with the excitement of bridal felicity, and keeping up the sense of busy ineffectiveness, as of a dream which the dreamer begins to suspect.
The child, she was very little more, broke out at last in speech, passionately, yet with a miserable fore-knowledge of the ineffectiveness of anything she might say.
Cummings stepped up in the absence of Dan Gadzuric, who because of foul trouble and ineffectiveness played a career-low six minutes.
Members of Congress have criticized the program citing its ineffectiveness and cost, which could reach $10 billion once it is implemented in the 50 busiest border crossings.
The Dodgers lost two starting pitchers Sunday, one to injury and the other to ineffectiveness.
LSU freshman Tyrus Thomas was held to 12 points, partly because of foul trouble and also because of ineffectiveness.
On an evening when the Dodgers would scratch out a grand total of four hits against Brewers left-hander Doug Davis -- none of them after the fourth inning -- and on an evening when Davis would retire the final 16 Dodgers batters in a row in what became the third complete-game shutout of his career, Hendrickson's continued ineffectiveness had done in the Dodgers by the first inning.
The reason given for the persistence of "magical" and other practices in the South is usually the ineffectiveness with which the policies of the Council of Trent were implemented due largely to the small size and poverty of southern dioceses.
UCLA's continued ineffectiveness in the red zone was mystifying, especially considering Stanford has the worst run defense in the country.
The recent settlement between Ernst & Young and government agencies demonstrates the ineffectiveness of the current legal system and highlights the need for reform.