Thesaurus / ineffectual
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
When Superman and Batman doffed their costumes to become Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne, they revealed personae as ineffectual as Don Diego, the ennui-ridden, apolitical dandy who delights in playing parlor tricks with his handkerchief.
ZORRO AT 100: WHY THE ORIGINAL SWASHBUCKLER IS STILL THE QUINTESSENTIAL AMERICAN ACTION HEROMICHAEL SRAGOWJANUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
This model is meaningfully distinct from the constituency statutes in some states that seek to strengthen stakeholder interests, but that stakeholder advocates condemn as ineffectual.
50 YEARS LATER, MILTON FRIEDMAN’S SHAREHOLDER DOCTRINE IS DEADJAKEMETHSEPTEMBER 13, 2020FORTUNE
Who can understand its nature, its operations, the sufficiency which is not sufficient, and the efficacy which is ineffectual.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
We had heard the roar of her guns, and the quick, ineffectual firing from Fort McAllister.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
Gaolers and soldiers, utterly taken aback by this sudden onslaught, made but ineffectual resistance.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
In some places an ineffectual resistance was made, and several lives lost on both sides.
FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRSJOHN FOXE
A rift in the opposition was started, and an attempt to close it by a conference two days later was ineffectual.
THE POLITICAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND - VOL. X.WILLIAM HUNT
Now let the great English classics hide their diminished heads and pale their ineffectual fires!
THE LETTERS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
Long's expedition was the third ineffectual effort of the federal government to discover them.
He will see the entire machinery of city government made ineffectual in the sacred name of Reform.
WORDS RELATED TO INEFFECTUAL
- around in circles
- going nowhere
- in vicious circle
- needle in haystack
- not pertinent
- on treadmill
- can't cut it
- can't hack it
- can't make the grade
- no can do
- no good
- not able
- not cut out for
- not equal to
- not up to
- out of commission
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