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in·ef·fec·tu·al

 (ĭn′ĭ-fĕk′cho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Not producing the desired effect: an ineffectual treatment for indigestion. See Synonyms at futile.
2. Lacking forcefulness or effectiveness; inadequate or incompetent: an ineffectual ruler; ineffectual in dealing with a problem.

in′ef·fec′tu·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), in′ef·fec′tu·al·ness n.
in′ef·fec′tu·al·ly adv.

ineffectual

(ˌɪnɪˈfɛktʃʊəl)
adj
1. having no effect or an inadequate effect
2. lacking in power or forcefulness; impotent: an ineffectual ruler.
ˌinefˌfectuˈality, ˌinefˈfectualness n
ˌinefˈfectually adv

in•ef•fec•tu•al

(ˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tʃu əl)

adj.
1. not effectual; producing no satisfactory or decisive effect: an ineffectual remedy.
2. unavailing; futile: ineffectual efforts.
[1375–1425]
in`ef•fec`tu•al′i•ty, in`ef•fec′tu•al•ness, n.
in`ef•fec′tu•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ineffectual - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
idle - not in action or at work; "an idle laborer"; "idle drifters"; "the idle rich"; "an idle mind"
inefficacious - lacking the power to produce a desired effect; "laws that are inefficacious in stopping crime"
inefficient - not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"
powerless - lacking power
useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
2.ineffectual - producing no result or effectineffectual - producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
3.ineffectual - lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"
impotent - lacking power or ability; "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent"- Freeman J.Dyson; "felt impotent rage"

ineffectual

adjective
1. unproductive, useless, ineffective, vain, unsuccessful, pointless, futile, fruitless, to no avail, unprofitable, to no effect, unavailing, unfruitful, profitless, bootless, inefficacious the well-meaning but ineffectual jobs programs of the past
2. inefficient, useless, powerless, poor, weak, inadequate, pathetic, unfit, ineffective, feeble, worthless, inept, impotent The mayor had become ineffectual in the war against drugs.

ineffectual

adjective
1. Not having the desired effect:
2. Having no useful purpose:
3. Not capable of accomplishing anything:
Translations
غَيْر فَعّال، غَيْر قادِر على القِيادَهغَيْر فَعّال، غَيْر ناجِع، غَيْر مُجْدٍ
neschopnýneúspěšný
frugtløsudueligvirkningsløs
áhrifalaus, ófærgagnslaus
netinkamumas niekam
neauglīgsnespējīgsneveiksmīgsvelts

ineffectual

[ˌɪnɪˈfektjʊəl] ADJinútil

ineffectual

[ˌɪnɪˈfɛktʃuəl] adj [person, organization] → inefficace; [action] → inefficace

ineffectual

adjineffektiv; (= half-hearted)halbherzig

ineffectual

[ˌɪnɪˈfɛktʊəl] adj (policy) → inefficace; (person) → inetto/a
to be ineffectual → essere un/a incapace

ineffectual

(iniˈfektʃuəl) adjective
1. not producing any result or the desired result. His attempts to keep order in the classroom were quite ineffectual.
2. (of a person) not confident or able to lead people; not able to get things done. an ineffectual teacher.
ˌinefˈfectualness noun
References in classic literature ?
Some day, he told himself, the fide of things political will turn in my favor and the years of ineffectual service count big in the bestowal of rewards.
He was seeking through his outer coat pockets, after an ineffectual search in the inner one.
She made no ineffectual efforts to conduct her household en bonne menagere, going and coming as it suited her fancy, and, so far as she was able, lending herself to any passing caprice.
The warrior in the oak had maintained a quick, though ineffectual fire, from the moment of his discovery.
screamed Hepzibah, as she again approached the parlor-door, after an ineffectual search elsewhere.
To make himself the one trusted friend, to whom should be confided all the fear, the remorse, the agony, the ineffectual repentance, the backward rush of sinful thoughts, expelled in vain
Those narrow straits of Sunda divide Sumatra from Java; and standing midway in that vast rampart of islands, buttressed by that bold green promontory, known to seamen as Java Head; they not a little correspond to the central gateway opening into some vast walled empire: and considering the inexhaustible wealth of spices, and silks, and jewels, and gold, and ivory, with which the thousand islands of that oriental sea are enriched, it seems a significant provision of nature, that such treasures, by the very formation of the land, should at least bear the appearance, however ineffectual, of being guarded from the all-grasping western world.
After various ineffectual pullings and twitchings, just as the senator is losing all patience, the carriage suddenly rights itself with a bounce,--two front wheels go down into another abyss, and senator, woman, and child, all tumble promiscuously on to the front seat,--senator's hat is jammed over his eyes and nose quite unceremoniously, and he considers himself fairly extinguished;--child cries, and Cudjoe on the outside delivers animated addresses to the horses, who are kicking, and floundering, and straining under repeated cracks of the whip.
It is a mixture that is always ineffectual, and should never have been attempted in the first place.
Ice-water--not prepared in the ineffectual goblet, but in the sincere and capable refrigerator.
Only I thought you had struck out a new idea, and invented a scheme that was going to revolutionize the timeworn and ineffectual methods of the--" He stopped, and turned to Blake, who was happy now that another had taken his place on the gridiron.
A long black braid of hair swung with the motion of the coach; the child held her hat in one hand and with the other made ineffectual attempts to stab the driver with her microscopic sunshade.