Ineffectual meaning

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The definition of ineffectual is not productive or not working correctly.

An example of something ineffectual is a cell phone that constantly breaks.

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Not producing the desired effect.

An ineffectual treatment for indigestion.

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Lacking forcefulness or effectiveness; inadequate or incompetent.

An ineffectual ruler; ineffectual in dealing with a problem.

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Not effectual; not producing or not able to produce the desired effect.
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After several ineffectual and abortive leaps, we were forced to lift him over the obstacle.

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Our group leader proved highly ineffectual, caving to every whim put forth by the other members.

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Origin of ineffectual

  • in- "not" + effectual "having effect"
    From Wiktionary