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English definition of “ineffectual”

ineffectual

adjective     /ˌɪn.ɪˈfek.tju.əl/ formal
not skilled at achieving , or not able to produce , good results : an ineffectual leader The teachers were ineffectual at maintaining discipline .Useless and futile ineffectually     /-i/ adverb Useless and futile
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