Definition of Inefficacious

1. Adjective. Lacking the power to produce a desired effect. "Laws that are inefficacious in stopping crime"




Definition of Inefficacious

1. a. Not efficacious; not having power to produce the effect desired; inadequate; incompetent; inefficient; impotent.

Definition of Inefficacious

1. Adjective. Incapable of having the intended consequence. ¹

2. Adjective. Not effective. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inefficacious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inefficacious

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ineffaceable
ineffaceably
ineffectible
ineffective
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ineffectual
ineffectuality
ineffectuall
ineffectually
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ineffervescence
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inefficacious (current term)
inefficaciously
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inefficients
inegalitarian
inegalitarianism
inegalitarians
inelaborate
inelastic
inelastically

Literary usage of Inefficacious

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1907)
"As to the other set of cases, in which punishment would be inefficacious ; neither do these depend upon the nature of the act, that is, of the sort of act: ..."

2. A Selection of Cases Under the Interstate Commerce Act by Felix Frankfurter (1915)
"sions of the statute would be wholly inefficacious, as names would readily be devised to accomplish such a purpose. It follows from what we have said that ..."

3. Memorials of the Civil War: Comprising the Correspondence of the Fairfax by Robert Bell (1849)
"His articles were thrown out by the Peers ; and after a few years of impatient and inefficacious display in Parliament, he went out of town, ..."

4. Account of a Voyage of Discovery to the North-east of Siberia, the Frozen by Gavriil Andreevich Sarychev (1806)
"... that it might be consumed; but this was Anally inefficacious in its influence on the superstitious multitude. ..."

5. Law of Mandamus by Samuel Slaughter Merrill (1892)
"... required or would have been inefficacious.— A writ of mandamus will not run to a court acting under a special commission, which has expired by its own ..."

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