Synonyms for ineffectively

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The intrigue is wearisome: its involutions are ineffectively puzzling.

He answered dismally and ineffectively: "We'll have to go on pretending to be—just friends."

I wanted to tell it, howsoever poorly and ineffectively it was done.

He hurried after the boy and caught him fiercely if ineffectively by the arm.

Here have I been ineffectively trying to waken the fellow for the past hour.

Again Harley's pistol spoke, but, as it seemed, ineffectively.

"Gild" is one of Shakespeare's favourite words; he uses it very often, sometimes indeed as in this case, ineffectively.

To be practical without knowledge is in most matters to be ineffectively practical.

Colonel Swinger as ineffectively assumed a mock parental severity.

The heavy frontier knife turned over half in the air and struck Joe along the side, glancing off, ineffectively.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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