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Synonyms for ineffective
ˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tɪvin·ef·fec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ineffective, uneffective, ineffectualadjective

    not producing an intended effect

    "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"

    unavailing, otiose, unable, inefficient, uneffective, futile, ineffectual

    impelling, trenchant, telling, rough-and-ready, effectual, competent, impressive, effective, hard-hitting, potent, efficacious, strong, stiff

  2. ineffective, ineffectual, unableadjective

    lacking in power or forcefulness

    "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

    unavailing, otiose, unable, inefficient, uneffective, futile, unable(p), ineffectual

    hard-hitting, potent, strong, competent, rough-and-ready, effectual, telling, impelling, impressive, trenchant, efficacious, effective, stiff

  3. ineffective, inefficientadjective

    lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate

    "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers"

    unable, ineffectual, inefficient, uneffective

    telling, hard-hitting, effective, potent, competent, effectual, impressive, stiff, impelling, rough-and-ready, strong, trenchant, efficacious

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ineffectiveadjective

    INEFFECTUAL, inefficacious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ineffectiveadjective

    ineffectual, unavailing, inefficacious

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  1. Landon Luxembourg:

    This may prompt consumers to reevaluate the need for a hefty investment in at-home equipment unless progress made from the vaccine rollout proves ineffective.

  2. Lisa Katic:

    When we get into warning collective audiences of people, it’s ineffective, people are tired of being told what they can’t do and can’t have.

  3. Guntram Wolff:

    This would be at best ineffective and at worst dangerous, (It) would be a strong signal that the ECB is no longer a 'joint and several' institution.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Our very weak and ineffective leader, Paul Ryan, had a bad conference call where his members went wild at his disloyalty, it is so nice that the shackles have been taken off me and I can now fight for America the way I want to.

  5. Stephen Evans:

    There is no reason at all for anyone in the United Kingdom or elsewhere to think that this Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is ineffective at any age.

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