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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inefficient - not producing desired results; wasteful; "an inefficient campaign against drugs"; "outdated and inefficient design and methods"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 ?
All these summons proving ineffectual (for the captain had, by perverse accident, betaken himself to a new walk that evening), Mrs Blifil declared she was seriously frightened.
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.
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.
And that queer white cur with the brown ear seems to be leaping and barking in ineffectual remonstrance with the wheel; perhaps he is jealous because his playfellow in the beaver bonnet is so rapt in its movement.
But the money question did not enter into his calculations; it was the success of his rival in casting a cannon against which iron plates sixty feet thick would have been ineffectual, that dealt him a terrible blow.
The patch of lawn before it had relapsed into a hay- field; but to the left an overgrown box-garden full of dahlias and rusty rose-bushes encircled a ghostly summer- house of trellis-work that had once been white, surmounted by a wooden Cupid who had lost his bow and arrow but continued to take ineffectual aim.
If it be confined to the latter it will have no precise signification, and it will be ineffectual for the purpose intended.
A second and a third appeal on my part were equally ineffectual.
The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.
With a sudden movement he shook his arm free, and after two ineffectual attempts stuck his freckled fists into his side pockets.
He was aware of the wish of the American government, already stated, that the fur trade within its boundaries should be in the hands of American citizens, and of the ineffectual measures it had taken to accomplish that object.
Ethan, consumed with the longing for a last moment alone with Mattie, hung about impatiently while Denis made an ineffectual search in the obscurer corners of the store.