ineffectual

[ in-i-fek-choo-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF ineffectual
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The same thoughts might look cold and ineffectual, in a printed book.

The boys made an ineffectual search for those who had played the trick.

Only an ineffectual artillery fire was maintained by the enemy.

After that all Jean's and Maurice's entreaties were ineffectual to make her keep quiet.

Ione struggled to her feet and tried to help, but her efforts were ineffectual.

It should be carefully pulled out with a steady hand, for if any of it break in, remedies will in a great measure be ineffectual.

It was a man with a feeble, ineffectual face and the appearance of a waiter.

I think he was writing an epic poem, and I think he was happy in an ineffectual way.

He was ineffectual, too much so, to take up the game of laughter for long.

A moral police proved then as intolerable and ineffectual as it must always be.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + effectual. Related: Ineffectually; ineffectuality.

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