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

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  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

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  1. ineffectiveadjective

    INEFFECTUAL, inefficacious

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  1. ineffectiveadjective

    ineffectual, unavailing, inefficacious

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  1. Steve Vladeck:

    It's usually difficult, if not impossible, to show that your lawyer was ineffective without introducing new evidence, since that ineffectiveness often turns on evidence that wasn't introduced, but today's decision makes it impossible for prisoners to rely upon new evidence to prove that the lawyer representing them in state post-conviction proceedings was ineffective.

  2. Norval Morris:

    The prime function of the criminal law is to protect our persons and our property; these purposes are now engulfed in a mass of other distracting, inefficiently performed, legislative duties. When the criminal law invades the spheres of private morality and social welfare, it exceeds its proper limits at the cost of neglecting its primary tasks. This unwarranted extension is expensive, ineffective, and criminogenic.

  3. Rich Nugent:

    If you can't lead and you can't deliver, then your own personal political philosophy is pretty much irrelevant, there have been far too many occasions over the last four years where the House has been ineffective.

  4. Wayne White:

    I don't think anybody should be comparing anything for the Nazis and the Holocaust. It's different worlds, marjorie Greene has been ineffective, and Marjorie Greene'll continue to be ineffective as long as Marjorie Greene is as controversial as Marjorie Greene is. Marjorie Greene doesn't garner support of other Republicans.

  5. Sun-tzu:

    A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.

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