Ineffectiveness



[in-i-fek-tiv] /ˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tɪv/

adjective
1.
not ; not producing results; ineffectual:
ineffective efforts; ineffective remedies.
2.
inefficient or incompetent; incapable:
an ineffective manager.
3.
lacking in artistic effect, as a literary work, theatrical production, or painting.
/ˌɪnɪˈfɛktɪv/
adjective
1.
having no effect
2.
incompetent or inefficient
adj.

1650s, from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + effective. Related: Ineffectively; ineffectiveness.

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