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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ineffectual  \In`ef*fec"tu*al\  (?;  135),  a. 
  Not  producing  the  proper  effect;  without  effect;  inefficient; 
  weak;  useless;  futile;  unavailing;  as  an  ineffectual 
  attempt;  an  ineffectual  expedient.  --Pope. 
 
  The  peony  root  has  been  much  commended,  .  .  .  and  yet 
  has  been  by  many  found  ineffectual.  --Boyle. 
 
  Syn:  Inefficient;  useless;  inefficacious;  vain;  fruitless; 
  unavailing;  futile.  See  {Useless},  {Inefficacious}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ineffectual 
  adj  1:  not  sufficient  to  produce  a  desired  result;  "an  ineffectual 
  effort  to  block  the  legislation"  [ant:  {effectual}] 
  2:  not  producing  an  intended  effect;  "an  ineffective  teacher"; 
  "ineffective  legislation"  [syn:  {ineffective},  {uneffective}] 
  [ant:  {effective}] 
  3:  producing  no  result  or  effect;  "a  futile  effort";  "the 
  therapy  was  ineffectual";  "an  otiose  undertaking";  "an 
  unavailing  attempt"  [syn:  {futile},  {otiose},  {unavailing}] 
  4:  lacking  in  power  or  forcefulness;  "an  ineffectual  ruler"; 
  "like  an  unable  phoenix  in  hot  ashes"  [syn:  {ineffective}, 
  {unable}] 




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