ineffective ineffective  /ɪ nɪ ˈfɛk tɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not producing an intended effect
  2. (adj) lacking in power or forcefulness
  3. (adj) lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; inadequate

Usage(s):

  1. The Governor was widely considered an inept, ineffective leader even before he ran afoul of the law.
  2. The Governor was widely considered an inept, ineffective leader even before he ran afoul of the law.
  3. The most ineffective bit of French engineering since the Maginot Line, the Renault Dauphine was originally to be named the Corvette, tres ironie.

News

  1. Mexico goal drought continues, draw Costa Rica

    An ineffective Mexico continued to suffer from its goal drought on Tuesday night, drawing 0-0 with Costa Rica and complicating its way in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Mexico's World Cup qualifying gets tougher after draw with Costa Rica

    An ineffective Mexico continued to suffer from its goal drought on Tuesday night, drawing 0-0 with Costa Rica and complicating its way in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Insiders: Congress Ineffective in Oversight of National Security

    Three-quarters of National Journal's National Security Insiders said Congress ineffectively oversees the executive branch's national security programs.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "What it tells us is damning. The illegal use of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs was pervasive for more than a decade, Major League Baseball was slow and ineffective in responding to the scandal, and the use of human growth hormone has been...
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Henry Waxman Source: Forbes

  2. Rep. Ed Markey, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce environment subcommittee, said the plans "cite identical response capabilities and tout identical ineffective equipment."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Edward Markey Source: CBS News

  3. The ethical allegations against Jackson "meant that the Bush administration's ineffective housing policies were being burdened by an even more ineffective HUD Secretary," Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said after Jackson's announcement.
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Patty Murray Source: International Herald Tribune

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