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1‘they made an ineffective attempt to resolve the issue’
unsuccessful, non-successful, unproductive, fruitless, profitless, unprofitable, abortive, failed, futile, purposeless, worthless, useless, ineffectual, inefficient, inefficacious, inadequate, vain, unavailing, to no effect
idle, feeble, weak, inept, lame
rare unfructuous, inutile
2‘he was a weak and ineffective president’
ineffectual, inefficient, inefficacious, unsuccessful, powerless, impotent, inadequate, incompetent, incapable, unfit, inept, lame, feeble, weak, poor
informal useless, hopeless
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