Ineffectual



[in-i-fek-choo-uh l] /ˌɪn ɪˈfɛk tʃu əl/

adjective
1.
not ; without satisfactory or decisive effect:
an ineffectual remedy.
2.
unavailing; futile:
His efforts to sell the house were ineffectual.
3.
powerless; impotent.
/ˌɪnɪˈfɛktʃʊəl/
adjective
1.
having no effect or an inadequate effect
2.
lacking in power or forcefulness; impotent: an ineffectual ruler
adj.

early 15c., from in- (1) “not, opposite of” + effectual. Related: Ineffectually; ineffectuality.

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