One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not producing the desired effect.
ineffective, unsuccessful, non-successful, unproductive, fruitless, profitless, unprofitable, abortive, failed, futile, purposeless, worthless, useless, ineffectual, inefficient, inadequate, vain, unavailing, to no effectView synonyms
- ‘But though it is not absolutely efficacious under all circumstances, it is of great potency always, and rarely inefficacious.’
- ‘The ambitious but inefficacious poor soul has tried his best.’
- ‘Several writers argue that terrorism is generally inefficacious, strategically counterproductive and unsuccessful in attaining socio-political objectives.’
- ‘Then I just started wittering in a pretty inefficacious way at the Carribean customer service woman.’
- ‘Functionalism certainly does not imply that the mind is inefficacious.’
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