ineffective

[ in-i-fek-tiv ]SEE DEFINITION OF ineffective
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The enemy, surprised, opened an irregular and ineffective fire.

The presence of your ship in the field distorted it so much that it was ineffective.

He ceased the ineffective fire of his men and brought them together.

The air was very still, there was no breeze, but the match was ineffective.

Against his ineffective reluctance she put on his coat and hat.

They could not escape by rocket-power and their Lawlor drives, also, were ineffective.

And to-day "the smudge" has grown more than ever ineffective.

The Terrestrial then turned on his rays, but found that they were ineffective.

An ideal suspended in a vacuum is ineffective: it must point a dynamic current.

But the verses written by command for Fouquet are laboured and ineffective.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + effective. Related: Ineffectively; ineffectiveness.

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