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1. ineffective

adjective. ['ˌɪnɪˈfɛktɪv'] not producing an intended effect.

Synonyms

  • toothless
  • inefficient
  • effectivity
  • ineffectual
  • inefficacious
  • powerless
  • useless
  • idle
  • uneffective
  • effectiveness
  • effectuality
  • effectualness

Antonyms

  • ineffectiveness
  • efficient
  • busy
  • effective
  • useful
  • efficacious

Etymology

  • effective (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

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Rhymes with Ineffective

  • retrospective
  • introspective
  • anti-infective
  • prospective
  • irrespective
  • subjective
  • respective
  • reflective
  • projective
  • perspective
  • convective
  • selective
  • protective
  • objective
  • invective
  • infective
  • directive
  • detective
  • defective
  • connective
  • collective
  • elective
  • corrective
  • affective

Sentences with ineffective


1. Adjective
Over-the-counter flea treatments are often ineffective and may cause allergic skin reactions in some dogs.

Quotes about ineffective


1. Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

2. ineffective

adjective. ['ˌɪnɪˈfɛktɪv'] lacking in power or forcefulness.

Synonyms

  • ineffectual
  • unable

Antonyms

  • fertile
  • profitable
  • toothed

Etymology

  • effective (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)

3. ineffective

adjective. ['ˌɪnɪˈfɛktɪv'] lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate.

Synonyms

  • incompetent

Antonyms

  • productive
  • creative

Etymology

  • effective (English)
  • in- (English)
  • in (Latin)
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