Meaning of ineffectual

in•ef•fec•tu•al

Pronunciation: (in"i-fek'ch-ul), [key]
— adj.
  1. not effectual; without satisfactory or decisive effect: an ineffectual remedy.
  2. unavailing; futile: His efforts to sell the house were ineffectual.
  3. powerless; impotent.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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