ineffectiveness ineffectiveness  /ˌɪ nə ˈfɛk tɪv nəs/


  • (n) lacking the power to be effective



  1. The talk in this community is increasingly focused on taking matters into their hands in the face of government ineffectiveness.
  2. As in the past, the resulting compromises are likely to lead to the political divisions, disorder and ineffectiveness that plunged Haiti into chaos.
  3. He also says that despite the Iraqi government's corruption, nepotism and ineffectiveness, its security forces are restoring some semblance of order.



  1. "We must recognise the ineffectiveness of our current policy and deal with the Cuban regime in a way that enhances US interests," Lugar said in the introduction to a report written by staff who work for the committee's Republicans.
    on Feb 23, 2009 By: Richard Lugar Source: Reuters UK

  2. Its author, Professor Brian Wansink of Cornell University in New York, said: "Twelve per cent more may not sound a lot, but this goes on every four to eight hours for up to four days, so it adds up to the point of ineffectiveness or even danger."
    on Jan 5, 2010 By: Brian Wansink Source: UK Express

  3. "You know, if my arm was causing my ineffectiveness, I would have definitely have taken myself out, because that is not going to help the team win," said Hamels. "Giving seven-spots every time you go out just because you are trying to be...
    on Apr 10, 2009 By: Cole Hamels Source:

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