The definition of ineffectual is not productive or not working correctly.adjective
An example of something ineffectual is a cell phone that constantly breaks.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
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- a. Insufficient to produce a desired effect: an ineffectual effort to block the legislation.b. Useless; worthless: an ineffectual treatment for cancer.
- Lacking forcefulness or effectiveness; weak: an ineffectual ruler.
- inˌef·fecˌtu·alˈi·ty , inˌef·fecˈtu·al·ness noun
- inˌef·fecˈtu·al·ly adverb