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ineffective

Pronunciation: /ˌɪnəˈfektɪv; ˌɪnɪˈfektɪv/

Translation of ineffective in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [measure/response] ineficaz; [attempt] infructuoso, que no da resultado or no surte efecto; [person] incompetente, ineficiente as a teacher she was totally ineffective como profesora era absolutamente incompetente
    Example sentences
    • Universities, the most ineffective professional lobby in Britain, simply took this on the chin.
    • To be sure, this mission has been woefully ineffective from the start.
    • As a sales patter, it was hopelessly ineffective, probably scaring off any potential purchasers.

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