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Meaning & Definition of Ineffective in English

English

Ineffective

/ɪnɪfɛktɪv/

adjective

1. Not producing an intended effect

  • "An ineffective teacher"
  • "Ineffective legislation"
    synonym:
  • ineffective
  • ,
  • uneffective
  • ,
  • ineffectual

2. Lacking in power or forcefulness

  • "An ineffectual ruler"
  • "Like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"
    synonym:
  • ineffective
  • ,
  • ineffectual
  • ,
  • unable

3. Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively

  • Inadequate
  • "An ineffective administration"
  • "Inefficient workers"
    synonym:
  • ineffective
  • ,
  • inefficient

Examples of using

Why is it that many language courses are ineffective?
It began to dawn on me that, to oppose political and social chaos, cultured means would be ineffective.
Five self-help books later, Sergey still had a terribly ineffective approach to management.