AskDefine | Define ineffective

Dictionary Definition

ineffective adj
1 not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation" [syn: uneffective, ineffectual] [ant: effective]
2 lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes" [syn: ineffectual, unable]
3 lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate; "an ineffective administration"; "inefficient workers" [syn: inefficient]

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English

Adjective

ineffective
  1. not having the desired effect; ineffectual
  2. lacking in ability; incompetent or inadequate

Translations

not having the desired effect; ineffectual
lacking in ability; incompetent or inadequate

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