Synonyms for


Similarity of adj effective

6 senses of effective

Sense 1:
effective (vs. ineffective), effectual, efficacious
hard-hitting, trenchantimpellingimpressive, tellingrough-and-ready
Also See: efficacious#1; efficient#1; potent#3, strong#4, stiff#4; powerful#1; useful#1, utile#1

Sense 2:
effective, efficient
competent (vs. incompetent)
Sense 3:
effective
efficacious (vs. inefficacious)
Sense 4:
effective, good, in effect(predicate), in force(predicate)
operative (vs. inoperative)
Sense 5:
effective
actual (vs. potential), existent
Sense 6:
effective
operational (vs. nonoperational)
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