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
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