Definition of 'ineffective'
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As many as 70 per cent of amputees report phantom pain in limbs that are no longer there and conventional painkillers are often ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This week he shows that exercise on its own is equally ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The police are largely ineffective as they have other priorities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The charter was ineffective in many ways. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But why do they become ineffective and obsolete? Christianity Today (2000)And why have the solutions presented thus far been so expensive and ineffective? Times, Sunday Times (2013) Equally ineffective will be forcing retail banks to flog branches. The Sun (2014)Taxation is a blunt and largely ineffective tool of changing the habits of consumers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Short spells of imprisonment followed by reoffending is an expensive and ineffective way of dealing with these. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is largely ineffective against a regime that is unmoved by the sufferings of its people. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There is a growing sense that sensible and necessary regulation has been replaced by an expensive and ineffective regulatory sledgehammer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The public perception is that social workers are underpaid, overworked and largely ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Locked into declining industries and a shrinking public sector, unions have become ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most chemical head lice treatments are expensive and ineffective as they don't kill the eggs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)A strangely ineffective display as the frenetic pace of the game seemed to restrict his creativity. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yes - and often ineffective. The Sun (2007)Early Bomber Command raids were often ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Making complaints is one means of getting issues addressed but this is time-consuming, defensive and often ineffective. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Another ineffective display came to a premature end with 12 minutes remaining and Spurs hanging on for grim life. The Sun (2006)
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Translations for 'ineffective'
British English: ineffective ADJECTIVE
If you say that something is ineffective, you mean that it has no effect on a process or situation.
Economic reform will continue to be painful and ineffective.
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