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ineffectual

[in-i-fek-choo-uhl]
adjective
1.
not effectual; without satisfactory or decisive effect: an ineffectual remedy.
2.
unavailing; futile: His efforts to sell the house were ineffectual.
3.
powerless; impotent.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English; see in-3, effectual

ineffectuality, ineffectualness, noun
ineffectually, adverb


2. ineffective, fruitless, pointless, abortive. See useless. 3. feeble, weak.
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ineffectual (ˌɪnɪˈfɛktʃʊəl)
 
adj
1.  having no effect or an inadequate effect
2.  lacking in power or forcefulness; impotent: an ineffectual ruler
 
ineffectu'ality
 
n
 
inef'fectualness
 
n
 
inef'fectually
 
adv

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ineffectual
early 15c., from in- "not" + effectual (see effect).
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