ineffectively


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in·ef·fec·tive

 (ĭn′ĭ-fĕk′tĭv)
adj.
1. Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual: an ineffective plea.
2. Inadequate; incompetent: an ineffective teacher.

in′ef·fec′tive·ly adv.
in′ef·fec′tive·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.ineffectively - in an ineffective manner; "he dealt with the problem rather ineffectively"
effectively, efficaciously - in an effective manner; "these are real problems that can be dealt with most effectively by rational discussion"
Translations

ineffectively

[ˌɪnɪˈfektɪvlɪ] ADV
1. (= ineffectually) → infructuosamente, inútilmente
2. (= badly) [govern, rule] → ineficazmente, de modo incompetente

ineffectively

advineffektiv

ineffectively

[ˌɪnɪˈfɛktɪvlɪ] ineffectually [ˌɪnɪˈfɛktjʊəlɪ] advinefficacemente
References in classic literature ?
I say tawdily and ineffectively and falsely what was a very precious and sacred experience with me.
She became critical, anxiously but ineffectively. There was not a feature in his face with which a physiognomist could have found fault.
He hardly knew what Madame de Bellegarde was saying; he was only conscious that she was chattering ineffectively. But suddenly it occurred to him that, with her pretty professions, there was a way of making her effective; she might help him to get at the old woman and the marquis.
We had chalked out a plan on the directions of Chief Minister Usman Buzdar before the rainy season kicked off but definitely the drainage system of the whole province was so ineffectively looked after during last two regimes that it would take enough time to get fixed, he informed.
And our two historically important political parties, ineffectively led as they are, are going to let this happen unless they wake up their ideas and do something meaningful and positive.
THIS week, I have mostly been watching Doomsday Preppers, an American show on Netflix about people who have concocted elaborate schemes to protect themselves from some imagined future threat - climate change, nuclear war, financial meltdown, basically anything that can be ineffectively staved off by keeping a lot of guns and tinned food.
"We need to move water that we are using ineffectively out of irrigation.
The locations shown are new to the Frozen brand; the only signs of carry-over from the first Frozen movie are the characters themselves as well as Elsa using her powers to (seemingly ineffectively) turn the dangerous, churning dark ocean to ice so she can attempt to cross it.
Later she said the threats and verbal attacks come both from people "fearing I might be a terrorist cell very ineffectively trying to bring down Western civilisation through the back benches of the Green Party" and from "Iranians and Muslims and people who feel I'm letting that team down."
While public debt has felt like being stuck in the mud particularly if the borrowings are ineffectively and inefficiently used the wheels on private investment keep on turning.
She also appeals from an order denying her claim that her trial counsel performed ineffectively in relation to how counsel handled the striking of the prospective juror.