wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup

NEW: Pecarus, by Lexmilian de Mello,
A Book of Poetry Inspired by Wordswarm.net

Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

ineffability
Ineffable
Ineffableness
Ineffably
ineffaceability
ineffaceable
ineffaceably
Ineffectible
Ineffective
ineffectively
ineffectiveness
ineffectuality
Ineffectually
Ineffectualness
Ineffervescence
Ineffervescent
Ineffervescibility
Ineffervescible
Inefficacious
Inefficaciously
Inefficaciousness
Inefficacy
Inefficiency
Inefficient

Full-text Search for "Ineffectual"
5059


Ineffectual definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INEFFECT'UAL, a. [in and effectual.] Not producing its proper effect, or not able to produce its effect; inefficient; weak; as an ineffectual remedy; the Spaniards made an ineffectual attempt to reduce Gibraltar. [See Inefficacious.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation" [syn: ineffective, uneffective, ineffectual] [ant: effective, effectual, efficacious]
2: producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt" [syn: futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing]
3: lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes" [syn: ineffective, ineffectual, unable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 15th century 1. not producing the proper or intended effect ; futile 2. ineffective 2 ineffectuality noun ineffectually adverb ineffectualness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 a without effect. b not producing the desired or expected effect. 2 (of a person) lacking the ability to achieve results (an ineffectual leader). Derivatives: ineffectuality n. ineffectually adv. ineffectualness n. Etymology: ME f. med.L ineffectualis (as IN-(1), EFFECTUAL)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ineffectual In`ef*fec"tu*al (?; 135), a. Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient. --Pope. The peony root has been much commended, . . . and yet has been by many found ineffectual. --Boyle. Syn: Inefficient; useless; inefficacious; vain; fruitless; unavailing; futile. See Useless, Inefficacious.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If someone or something is ineffectual, they fail to do what they are expected to do or are trying to do. The mayor had become ineffectual in the struggle to clamp down on drugs. ADJ ineffectually Her voice trailed off ineffectually. ADV

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Inefficacious, ineffective, unavailing, fruitless, useless, abortive, bootless, to no purpose, without effect. 2. Powerless, weak, impotent, feeble, inefficient.

Moby Thesaurus

abortive, acarpous, aimless, arid, barren, bootless, borne, celibate, childless, counterproductive, desert, desolate, drained, dried-up, dry, effete, emasculate, empty, etiolated, exhausted, failed, failing, fallow, fatuitous, fatuous, featherweight, feckless, forceless, fruitless, futile, gaunt, gelded, ill-qualified, impotent, inadequate, inane, incapable, incompetent, ineffective, inefficacious, inefficient, infecund, infertile, inoperative, invalid, invertebrate, issueless, jejune, lame, leached, lightweight, limited, maladjusted, manque, mean, meaningless, menopausal, miscarried, miscarrying, narrow, no go, no-account, nonfertile, nonproducing, nonproductive, nonprolific, not equal to, not up to, nugacious, nugatory, of no account, of no effect, of no force, of no use, paltry, pointless, powerless, purposeless, set, sine prole, small, spineless, sterile, stickit, stillborn, successless, sucked dry, superfluous, teemless, unable, unadapted, unadjusted, unauthoritative, unavailable, unavailing, uncultivated, unequipped, unfertile, unfit, unfitted, unfortunate, unfruitful, unplowed, unproductive, unprolific, unqualified, unsown, unsuccessful, untilled, useless, vain, virgin, waste, wasted, weak, without any weight, without issue



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup