- not effective; not producing results; ineffectual: ineffective efforts; ineffective remedies.
- inefficient or incompetent; incapable: an ineffective manager.
- lacking in artistic effect, as a literary work, theatrical production, or painting.
Origin of ineffective
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Related Words for in-effectiveunfit, ineffective, inadequate, naive, weak, impotent, incompetent, unable, unqualified, unsuited, ineligible, powerless, sloppy, inept, feeble, disorganized, ineffectual, faulty, flimsy, worthless
- having no effect
- incompetent or inefficient
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Word Origin and History for in-effective
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