Synonyms of ineffective


1. ineffective (vs. effective), uneffective, ineffectual, toothless, unproductive, idle, inefficacious, inefficient, powerless, useless

usage: not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"

2. ineffective, ineffectual, unable, impotent (vs. potent)

usage: lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

3. ineffective, inefficient, incompetent (vs. competent)

usage: lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate; "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers"

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Definition and meaning of ineffective (Dictionary)