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Definition of "ineffective" []

  • Not producing an intended effect; ineffectual: an ineffective plea. (adjective)
  • Inadequate; incompetent: an ineffective teacher. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ineffective" in a sentence
  • "And because those weapons are so ineffective, we’ll use your neighbourhood as a testing ground…..ineffective as they are, you’ll probably survive……."
  • "In 2008, Navarro joined with other former FBI and CIA interrogators to denounce the use of waterboarding and other so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” which they called ineffective, counterproductive and unethical."
  • "But what we get from our government sometimes is what I call ineffective authoritarianism."