Definition of 'ineffectual'
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His intentions were good but this measure too was largely ineffectual as the organisations survived without openly wearing uniforms. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)The ineffectual government was being blamed. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)They were equally ineffectual this time. FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)He quickly found the Sunday school weak and ineffectual. Christianity Today (2000)Surely the time has now come to clear our rivers rather than build more pointless, ineffectual and expensive barriers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Dull delivery in the classroom is one thing; teachers who lose or damage their voices by shouting too much are equally ineffectual. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'ineffectual'
British English: ineffectual ADJECTIVE
If someone or something is ineffectual, they fail to do what they are expected to do or are trying to do.
The mayor had become ineffectual in the struggle to clamp down on street crime.
Definition of ineffectual from the Collins English Dictionary
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