inefficacious


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in·ef·fi·ca·cious

 (ĭn-ĕf′ĭ-kā′shəs)
adj.
Not capable of producing a desired effect or result; ineffective.

in·ef′fi·ca′cious·ly adv.

inefficacious

(ˌɪnɛfɪˈkeɪʃəs)
adj
failing to produce the desired effect
ˌineffiˈcaciously adv
inefficacy, ˌineffiˈcaciousness, inefficacity n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inefficacious - lacking the power to produce a desired effect; "laws that are inefficacious in stopping crime"
ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
efficacious - marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect; "written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley; "the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough"

inefficacious

adjective
Not having the desired effect:
Translations

inefficacious

[ˌɪnefɪˈkeɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) → ineficaz

inefficacious

adjunwirksam, wirkungslos, ohne Wirkung; policyerfolglos, fruchtlos
References in classic literature ?
It is my belief, however, that had I attempted a different order of composition, my faculties would not have been found so pointless and inefficacious.
The raw bacon which clumsy Molly spares from her own scanty store that she may carry it to her neighbour's child to "stop the fits," may be a piteously inefficacious remedy; but the generous stirring of neighbourly kindness that prompted the deed has a beneficent radiation that is not lost.
The precaution, however, is quite inefficacious, for the Indians never fail to procure liquor of a worse kind, at a dearer price, from travelling pedlars.
Part of the reason is that it involves moral hazards and is inefficacious.
Based upon findings that information-based approaches are relatively inefficacious in increasing pain tolerance (Hayes, Bissett, et al.
A langarol that does not do this is considered inefficacious and the dance performance in which it is used will be considered a failure.
Instead of directing inefficacious laws against the small number of "stranger" offenders, which sweep far too many individuals into their scope of regulation, (314) we hope that the truly dangerous individuals--whether they are stranger or relative--will be locked away.
The "magic" in which he has believed has proven inefficacious, and at this decisive point in his life, Willie takes the easy way out.
19) Following a similar logic Hill insists that the resurrection would be incomplete and inefficacious if Jesus did not literally go down to hell: "Christs resurrection is not a full resurrection, unlesse both partes did arise.
Contending for the rights of woman, my main argument is built on this simple principle, that if she be not prepared by education to become the companion of man, she will stop the progress of knowledge and virtue; for truth must be common to all, or it will be inefficacious with respect to its influence on general practice.
Submission to the electorate, it was claimed, would result in "little more than a costly and inefficacious sampling of opinion," predictably to be followed by additional litigation.
Coleridge's political prose and poetry of the 1790s partook of this ambivalence concerning sacrifice, for he used the term to describe both a savage and inefficacious response to political events and a civilized and effective strategy for steering social change.