English Synonyms and Antonyms
abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless
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effective, effectual, efficaciousadjective
producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
"an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"
able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively
"people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"
works well as a means or remedy
"an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"
effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)adjective
exerting force or influence
"the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"
existing in fact; not theoretical; real
"a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"
ready for service
"the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"
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List of paraphrases for "effective":
efficient, effectively, effectiveness, actual, efficiently, valid, efficacious, efficiency, successful, cash, workforce, real, efficacy, effect, efﬁcient, powerful, good, active, useful, ineffective, genuine, meaningful, force, cost-effective, well-functioning, strength, eﬀective, starting
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Following today's announcement that Marion Gruber and Philip Krause have decided to retire, I wanted to reach out to reiterate my full support and complete confidence in your ability to continue delivering on the agency's mandate to deliver safe, effective and high-quality vaccines to the American people, these are difficult times, requiring extraordinary effort, and I want to take the opportunity to once again thank you for your perseverance and dedication.
Right now, we just don't have the data to know how well the vaccines will work in these folks, and so we're going to need to be cautious at first because we know they are by far the most vulnerable to severe illness and death from Covid. We're going to play it really carefully until we know for sure that these vaccines will really be effective at protecting them, as we learn more and we see if the vaccine works really well in these groups, then certainly my hope is that we can help these folks reconnect with their families because they need each other.
In contrast to those seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addictions, people who suffer from sexual addictions face more obstacles to getting effective care. These include the controversy surrounding the disorder’s existence that prevents treatment from being covered by insurance, the shame and guilt that keeps the people who suffer from asking for help and the scarcity of competent clinicians who can treat it.
The Congress, as the direct representative of the American public, is charged with exercising effective oversight of such sales.
The Republican Party of Minnesota has learned the Wabasha County Chair Facebook page was not hacked last night, as believed by the Wabasha County Chair, the offensive picture was unfortunately posted by a board member who has resigned effective immediately at the party's request.
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- ефективен, резултатен, действителен, ефикасенBulgarian
- efectiu, eficaçCatalan, Valencian
- in Kraft, effektiv, wirkungsvoll, wirksamGerman
- eficaz, efectivoSpanish
- تاثير گذارPersian
- tosiasiallinen, vaikuttava, oleva, voimassa oleva, tehollinen, voimassa, tehokasFinnish
- efficace, décisif, en vigueurFrench
- èifeachdachScottish Gaelic
- hatásos, hatékony, célravezető, eredményesHungarian
- werkzaam, efficiëntDutch
- virksom, virkningsfull, effektivNorwegian
- eficaz, efetivoPortuguese
- plin de efect, efectent, eficace, efectiv, eficientRomanian
- действительный, действенный, результативный, эффективный, действующийRussian
- efektivan, učinkovitSerbo-Croatian
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