inefficacy


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in·ef·fi·ca·cy

 (ĭn-ĕf′ĭ-kə-sē)
n.
The state or quality of being incapable of producing a desired effect or result.

in•ef•fi•ca•cy

(ɪnˈɛf ɪ kə si)

n.
lack of power or capacity to produce the desired effect.
[1605–15; < Late Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inefficacy - a lack of efficacy
ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness - lacking the power to be effective
efficaciousness, efficacy - capacity or power to produce a desired effect; "concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"

inefficacy

noun
The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything:
Translations

inefficacy

[ɪnˈefɪkəsɪ] N (frm) → ineficacia f

inefficacy

nUnwirksamkeit f, → Wirkungslosigkeit f; (of policy)Erfolglosigkeit f, → Fruchtlosigkeit f
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Without expecting any thanks, or anything of the sort," resumed Camilla, "I have remained in that state, hours and hours, and Raymond is a witness of the extent to which I have choked, and what the total inefficacy of ginger has been, and I have been heard at the pianoforte-tuner's across the street, where the poor mistaken children have even supposed it to be pigeons cooing at a distance-and now to be told--.
Let us no less admire the candor with which they relinquished it, upon discovering its irremediable inefficacy.
AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America.
This censorial body, therefore, proves at the same time, by its researches, the existence of the disease, and by its example, the inefficacy of the remedy.
Supposing this person, wearied at the inefficacy of the poison, should, as Monte Cristo intimated, have recourse to steel
His fall in nowise lessened the faith of his people in his charmed life; for they declared that it was not a bullet which laid him low, but a bit of horn which had been shot into him by some Blackfoot marksman aware, no doubt, of the inefficacy of lead.
Cut off as I was from all intercourse with the civilized world, and feeling the inefficacy of anything the natives could do to relieve me; knowing, too, that so long as I remained in my present condition, it would be impossible for me to leave the valley, whatever opportunity might present itself; and apprehensive that ere long we might be exposed to some caprice on the part of the islanders, I now gave up all hopes of recovery, and became a prey to the most gloomy thoughts.
Similarly, when the need for assistance was described as part of a large-scale relief effort, potential donors would experience a demotivating sense of inefficacy arising from the thought that the help they could provide was but "a drop in the bucket".
More recent efforts to demonstrate improved survival in patients receiving both Prostvac and the immunotherapeutic cancer drug Yervoy only further underscore Prostvac's inefficacy.
After an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America.
Films that deal with these genocides tend to focus on this crisis by turning their gaze on the inefficacy of the news media and are themselves intended as actionable witnessing.
She said, "We believe that [the inefficacy of sanctions] is exactly what brought the US to the negotiation table.