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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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These analysis reinforced the conclusions extracted from the tests regarding the inefficacity of the cyclic loading applied to remove the chemical bond.
What results is a stultifying sense of inefficacity: for Adolphe, "le sentiment de l'inutilite de l'effort est tel," as Georges Poulet writes, "que celui qui en est le sujet se laisserait mourir" (36).
Note the importance of the interaction between the above two premises about the inefficacity of the price system and the nonmonetary character of the price level.