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English definition of “ineffective”

ineffective

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.ɪˈfek.tɪv/ us  
not producing the effects or results that are wanted: They made an ineffective attempt to get the rules changed. The army has proved ineffective in protecting the civilian population.Useless and futile
ineffectively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of ineffective from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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