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

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ineffectualadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪn.ɪˈfek.tju.əl/ formal
not ​skilled at ​achieving, or not ​able to ​produce, good ​results: an ineffectual ​leader The ​teachers were ineffectual atmaintainingdiscipline.
ineffectually
adverb uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of ineffectual from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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ineffectualadjective

 us   /ˌɪn·ɪˈfek·tʃu·əl/
not ​able to ​produce good ​results: an ineffectual ​teacher
(Definition of ineffectual from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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