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 ?
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.
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.
EFL notes that, in countries like Bangladesh, masses have resorted to polythene with the decline of raids and fines, which has made the 2002 ban on polythene inefficacious.
It lies in the necessity "to protect the public health from unsafe, inefficacious and poor quality modern and traditional medicines.
Faith cannot be forced; she can by exterior force compel no one to receive the sacraments, for though they operate ex opere operato, they are inefficacious unless they are received with the proper interior dispositions.
But Jonson neither conceals pagan prophetic rituals nor depicts them as inefficacious or false, instead treating us to a vision of the rites to Fortuna as an efficacious, holy reprieve from the politically-instrumental public rites of Rome depicted elsewhere in the play.
This semi-fictional space, according to these authors, was there for the taking, since it was only thinly populated by inefficacious and morally deficient Indians, Spaniards and Portuguese.
available, number of specialization positions, planning in the form in the training of healthcare professionals, number of retirements, loss to the private sector, unemployment, emigration, double employment, inefficacious contracting procedures; among other aspects.
Though there is an instance of the catastrophic 'spot of time' in The Prelude, it is not inefficacious and does not bring about catastrophic consequences in the sense that inner reconciliation takes place in the end.
For the sake of argument, however, even if we grant that a given soldier's risk-taking acts are wholly inefficacious in bringing about the social good of national defense (or some other worthy cause), I nonetheless argue that, ceteris paribus, such a soldier would still warrant some form of gratitude on the part of U.