ineffective Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ineffective" in British English

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ineffectiveadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪn.ɪˈfek.tɪv/
not ​producing the ​effects or ​results that are ​wanted: They made an ineffective ​attempt to get the ​ruleschanged. The ​army has proved ineffective in ​protecting the ​civilianpopulation.
ineffectively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of ineffective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ineffective" in American English

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ineffectiveadjective

 us   /ˌɪn·ɪˈfek·tɪv/
not ​producing the ​results that are ​wanted; not ​effective: Those ​pills were ineffective – I still have a ​headache.
(Definition of ineffective from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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