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synonyms for effectual

  • effective
  • efficacious
  • accomplishing
  • achieving
  • adequate
  • binding
  • capable
  • conclusive
  • decisive
  • determinative
  • effecting
  • efficient
  • forcible
  • fulfilling
  • in force
  • lawful
  • legal
  • licit
  • potent
  • powerful
  • practicable
  • productive
  • qualified
  • serviceable
  • sound
  • strong
  • successful
  • telling
  • useful
  • valid
  • virtuous
  • workable
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antonyms for effectual

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  • incapable
  • unproductive
  • useless
  • impotent
  • ineffectual
  • unsuccessful
  • weak
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The adjective effectual is used especially of that which produces the effect desired or intended, or a decisive result: An effectual bombardment silenced the enemy. Efficacious suggests the capability of achieving a certain end: an efficacious plan, medicine. Efficient (applied also to persons) implies the skillful use of energy or industry to accomplish desired results with little waste of effort: efficient methods; an efficient manager. Effective is applied to a person or a thing that has the power to, or which actually does, produce an effect: an effective boss, remedy, speech. 

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How to use effectual in a sentence

The purpose of these larger windows is the effectual lighting of the Boardroom, which is of the height of two storeys.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
Each one of them is called by His authoritative command, as well as by the effectual influences of his Spirit.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
Was it that circumstances no longer called for as stern and as effectual remedies as before?
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
But in the day of effectual calling, a complete change is produced upon the moral tendencies of the soul.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
The prayer, though short, was effectual; for both went back to their play with happy faces, and they had no more trouble that day.
THE VALUE OF A PRAYING MOTHERISABEL C. BYRUM
He expressed a hope that, when they should meet again, they would make effectual provision for the public safety.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
Measures, and effectual measures, are taken to suppress these disorders, and every street is filled with horse and foot.
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
The first step of this division was to march upon Hyderabad, which was captured without any effectual resistance.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
Rest of the animal is absolutely essential while the disease continues, and is itself an effectual remedy in mild cases.
DOMESTIC ANIMALSRICHARD L. ALLEN
It is only in the retrospect that we have been able to grasp something of the effectual case against us.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
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