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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ineffective  \In`ef*fect"ive\,  a.  [Pref.  in-  not  +  effective:  cf 
  F.  ineffectif.] 
  Not  effective;  ineffectual;  futile;  inefficient;  useless;  as 
  an  ineffective  appeal. 
 
  The  word  of  God,  without  the  spirit,  [is]  a  dead  and 
  ineffective  letter.  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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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