Antonyms for effective

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ih-fek-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ɪˈfɛk tɪv

Definition of effective

Origin :
  • late 14c., from French effectif, from Latin effectivus "productive, effective," from effect-, stem of efficere (see effect (n.)). Effectively in the sense of "actually" is attested by 1650s. Related: Effectivity.
  • adj productive, persuasive
  • adj in use at the time
Example sentences :
  • And, for the unaesthetic but effective Attila, an able fashioner of pork products from Chicago.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • In the last few meetings he had held he had found this an effective beginning.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • But when he left argument and came back to experience he was most effective.
  • Extract from : « Understanding the Scriptures » by Francis McConnell
  • And that was the one thing which was most effective in restoring Katy's nerves.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Her tone is pure, her morals are high, her teachings are direct and effective.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Life of Napoleon » by Eugenie Foa
  • Sometimes, perhaps, profanity seems picturesque and effective.
  • Extract from : « The Call of the Twentieth Century » by David Starr Jordan
  • Only in one instance was there an effective director of the defence.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • What is effective is the belief those people have in my will to use the means.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • Amelia had no idea of dramatic values, but she was playing an effective part.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • But he was one of those who, precisely as they are effective when present, are forgotten in absence.
  • Extract from : « Leila, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Synonyms for effective

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