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Dictionary definition for: Ineffectual

1. (a) not sufficient to produce a desired result; "an ineffectual effort to block the legislation"

2. (a) not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher" "ineffective legislation"

3. (s) producing no result or effect; "a futile effort" "the therapy was ineffectual" "an otiose undertaking" "an unavailing attempt"

4. (s) lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler" "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"

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