[ɪnɪ'fektʃʊəl;-tjʊəl] or [,ɪnɪ'fɛktʃuəl]
(a.) Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient.
a. . Inefficacious, ineffective, inoperative, unavailing, fruitless, useless, abortive, bootless, to no purpose, without effect.. Powerless, weak, impotent, feeble, inefficient.
SYN:Fruitless, useless, vain, idle, unavailing, abortive, inoperative, ineffective
ANT:Effective, effectual, successful,[See EFFECTIVE]
- I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead, and found a passage to life aided only by one glimmering, and seemingly ineffectual light. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- There were also ineffectual revolts in Italy and Germany in 1830, and a much more serious one in Russian Poland. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Lily's feelings were softer: she pitied him in a frightened ineffectual way. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- But as this was an ineffectual protest, I then said, more particularly, that I was not sure of my qualifications. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- After two or three ineffectual attempts, he reeled, and fell heavily to the ground. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Not that I mean to say the latter had been attempted; but of this I am certain, if it had been, it must have been ineffectual. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- The sun was low and yellow, sinking down, and in the sky floated a thin, ineffectual moon. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- As ineffectual. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Muttering, after an ineffectual call to his lodger, that he will go downstairs and bring a lighted candle from the shop, the old man departs. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- The stars came out, shedding their ineffectual glimmerings on the light-widowed earth. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- Miss Gertrude Farish, in fact, typified the mediocre and the ineffectual. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- To-day, as usual, his quotations fell ineffectual: he soon shifted his ground. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- Mrs. Bennet's schemes for this day were ineffectual. 简·奥斯汀. 傲慢与偏见.
- The rest tramped on, or halted to fire an ineffectual volley. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.