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inefficacious

Syllabification: in·ef·fi·ca·cious
Pronunciation: /ˈinefiˈkāSHəs
 
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Definition of inefficacious in English:

adjective

Not producing the desired effect.
Example sentences
  • Then I just started wittering in a pretty inefficacious way at the Carribean customer service woman.
  • Several writers argue that terrorism is generally inefficacious, strategically counterproductive and unsuccessful in attaining socio-political objectives.
  • But though it is not absolutely efficacious under all circumstances, it is of great potency always, and rarely inefficacious.

Derivatives

inefficacy

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The government can no longer tell us that public transport is a viable alternative, since its naked inefficacy was the very rod they used to beat the protesters.
  • Perhaps, after people witness the inefficacy of such attacks and counterattacks, we can return to a more sedate confirmation process.
  • It's estimated that between $1 billion to $2 billion annually can be freed up by ending the waste, the inefficacy, the overlapping responsibilities.

inefficaciously

2
adverb
Example sentences
  • The two Balkan empires - the Ottomans and Austria-Hungary - endlessly, tediously, and inefficaciously tinkered with their systems or overhauled them.
  • Thus, appealing to the virtues in wartime can, in my view, contrast very poorly and inefficaciously with citing rules understandable by all.

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