Synonyms for ineffectual

Grammar : Adj
Spell : in-i-fek-choo-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tʃu əl

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Définition of ineffectual

Origin :
  • early 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + effectual. Related: Ineffectually; ineffectuality.
  • adj useless
Example sentences :
  • The same thoughts might look cold and ineffectual, in a printed book.
  • Extract from : « A Book of Autographs » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The boys made an ineffectual search for those who had played the trick.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman
  • Only an ineffectual artillery fire was maintained by the enemy.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII) » by Various
  • After that all Jean's and Maurice's entreaties were ineffectual to make her keep quiet.
  • Extract from : « The Downfall » by Emile Zola
  • Ione struggled to her feet and tried to help, but her efforts were ineffectual.
  • Extract from : « The Einstein See-Saw » by Miles John Breuer
  • It should be carefully pulled out with a steady hand, for if any of it break in, remedies will in a great measure be ineffectual.
  • Extract from : « The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, » by Mary Eaton
  • It was a man with a feeble, ineffectual face and the appearance of a waiter.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • I think he was writing an epic poem, and I think he was happy in an ineffectual way.
  • Extract from : « Romance » by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • He was ineffectual, too much so, to take up the game of laughter for long.
  • Extract from : « Adventures in the Arts » by Marsden Hartley
  • A moral police proved then as intolerable and ineffectual as it must always be.
  • Extract from : « Andrew Melville » by William Morison

Antonyms for ineffectual

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