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Synonyms for ineffectual
ˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tʃu əlin·ef·fec·tu·al

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ineffectualadjective

    Antonyms:
    effectual

  2. ineffectualadjective

    After several ineffectual and abortive leaps, we were forced to lift him over the obstacle.

    Antonyms:
    effectual

  3. ineffectualadjective

    Antonyms:
    effectual

  4. ineffectualadjective

    Our group leader proved highly ineffectual, caving to every whim put forth by the other members.

    Antonyms:
    effectual

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ineffectual

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    Synonyms:
    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary, worthless

    Antonyms:
    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ineffectual

    Synonyms:
    fruitless, useless, vain, idle, unavailing, abortive, inoperative, ineffective

    Antonyms:
    effective, effectual, successful

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ineffective, uneffective, ineffectualadjective

    not producing an intended effect

    "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"

    Synonyms:
    unavailing, otiose, unable, inefficient, uneffective, ineffective, futile

    Antonyms:
    useful, potent, stiff, utile, strong

  2. futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailingadjective

    producing no result or effect

    "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"

    Synonyms:
    senseless, bootless, work-shy, otiose, vain, purposeless, slothful, superfluous, unavailing, sleeveless, indolent, futile, uneffective, faineant, pointless, wasted, unable, lazy, ineffective, fruitless

    Antonyms:
    stiff, strong, potent, useful, utile

  3. ineffective, ineffectual, unableadjective

    lacking in power or forcefulness

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

    Synonyms:
    unavailing, otiose, unable, inefficient, uneffective, ineffective, futile, unable(p)

    Antonyms:
    strong, potent, stiff, useful, utile

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ineffectualadjective

    Synonyms:
    inefficacious, ineffective, inoperative, unavailing, fruitless, useless, abortive, bootless, to no purpose, without effect

  2. ineffectualadjective

    Synonyms:
    powerless, weak, impotent, feeble, inefficient

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "ineffectual":

    ineffective, inefficient, useless

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2578null
#2964empty
#3646unable
#9013idle
#9125lazy
#10226useless
#12442wasted
#12556trivial
#13230unreal
#15690vain
#17218ineffective
#18270pointless
#19590visionary
#20769worthless
#20856inefficient
#22525sleeveless
#26975futile
#32026unimportant
#35057senseless
#35699superfluous
#38689shadowy
#48116fruitless
#55524deceitful
#55539unprofitable
#57032inoperative
#60134baseless
#61666ineffectual
#69037trifling
#72180abortive
#80300indolent
#90731unsatisfying
#94014vapid
#109464unavailing
#114767slothful
#131299unserviceable
#146779inconstant
#148311purposeless
#203636delusive
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#291737profitless

How to use ineffectual in a sentence?

  1. Michael Waltz:

    You know, it has been a trend with this administration. Typically, check the box and show tepid, weak, ineffectual support.

  2. Hilaire Belloc:

    Remote and ineffectual don.

  3. Honore De Balzac:

    All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

  4. Nadia Oweidat:

    It's ineffectual. It's simply ineffectual, it's not reaching the right population. It's not reaching the potential jihadists.

  5. Frank Herbert:

    If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.


Translations for ineffectual

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  • αναποτελεσματικόςGreek
  • pystymätön, hyödytön, saamaton, tuloksetonFinnish
  • nieskuteczny, bezskutecznyPolish

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