Synonyms for ineffective

Grammar : Adj
Spell : in-i-fek-tiv
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tɪv

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Définition of ineffective

Origin :
  • 1650s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + effective. Related: Ineffectively; ineffectiveness.
  • adj useless
Example sentences :
  • The enemy, surprised, opened an irregular and ineffective fire.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • The presence of your ship in the field distorted it so much that it was ineffective.
  • Extract from : « In the Orbit of Saturn » by Roman Frederick Starzl
  • He ceased the ineffective fire of his men and brought them together.
  • Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • The air was very still, there was no breeze, but the match was ineffective.
  • Extract from : « The Paliser case » by Edgar Saltus
  • Against his ineffective reluctance she put on his coat and hat.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1920 » by Various
  • They could not escape by rocket-power and their Lawlor drives, also, were ineffective.
  • Extract from : « Sand Doom » by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • And to-day "the smudge" has grown more than ever ineffective.
  • Extract from : « Women's Wild Oats » by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  • The Terrestrial then turned on his rays, but found that they were ineffective.
  • Extract from : « Triplanetary » by Edward Elmer Smith
  • An ideal suspended in a vacuum is ineffective: it must point a dynamic current.
  • Extract from : « A Preface to Politics » by Walter Lippmann
  • But the verses written by command for Fouquet are laboured and ineffective.
  • Extract from : « A History of French Literature » by Edward Dowden

Antonyms for ineffective

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