inefficacious

  • 1 Inefficacious — In*ef fi*ca cious, a. [Pref. in not + efficacious: cf. F. inefficace, L. inefficax.] Not efficacious; not having power to produce the effect desired; inadequate; incompetent; inefficient; impotent. Boyle. [1913 Webster] The authority of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 inefficacious — [in΄ef i kā′shəs] adj. not efficacious; unable to produce the desired effect [an inefficacious medicine] inefficaciously adv. inefficaciousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 inefficacious — index defunct, disabled (made incapable), futile, inadept, inadequate, ineffective, ineffectual, inept ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 inefficacious — (adj.) 1650s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + EFFICACIOUS (Cf. efficacious). Related: Inefficaciously; inefficaciousness (1640s) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 inefficacious — ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient Analogous words: inactive, inert, idle: *futile, vain, fruitless, bootless, abortive: *powerless, impotent Antonyms: efficacious Contrasted words: *powerful, potent, forcible, forceful: cogent, telling,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 inefficacious — adjective Date: 1658 lacking the power to produce a desired effect ; ineffective • inefficaciously adverb • inefficaciousness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 inefficacious — inefficaciously, adv. inefficaciousness, inefficacity /in ef i kas i tee/, n. /in ef i kay sheuhs/, adj. not able to produce the desired effect; ineffective. [1650 60; IN 3 + EFFICACIOUS] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 inefficacious — adjective a) incapable of having the intended consequence b) not effective Syn: ineffective …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 inefficacious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Not having the desired effect: ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, useless. See AFFECT …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 inefficacious —  A longer way of saying ineffective …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 11 inefficacious — in·ef·fi·ca·cious || ‚ɪnefɪ keɪʃəs adj. unable to produce the desired results …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 12 inefficacious — [ˌɪnɛfɪ keɪʃəs] adjective not producing the desired effect. Derivatives inefficacy noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 13 inefficacious — a. Ineffective, unavailing. See ineffectual …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 inefficacious — adj 1. ineffective, ineffectual, incapable, inadequate, inefficient, incompetent, inept; useless, inutile, worthless, valueless, meritless, nugatory. 2. futile, vain, bootless, unavailing, idle; unproductive, unyielding, barren, abortive, sterile …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 15 inefficacious — in·efficacious …

    English syllables

  • 16 inefficacious — /ˌɪnɛfəˈkeɪʃəs/ (say .inefuh kayshuhs) adjective not able to produce the desired effect. –inefficaciously, adverb –inefficaciousness, inefficacity /ˌɪnɛfəˈkæsəti/ (say .inefuh kasuhtee), noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 inefficacious — adj. (of a remedy etc.) not producing the desired effect. Derivatives: inefficaciously adv. inefficaciousness n. inefficacy n …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 render inefficacious — index vitiate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 19 Molinism — • The name used to denote one of the systems which purpose to reconcile grace and free will Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Molinism     Molinism      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 20 ἀνενεργῆ — ἀνενεργής inefficacious neut nom/voc/acc pl (attic epic doric) ἀνενεργής inefficacious masc/fem/neut nom/voc/acc dual (doric aeolic) ἀνενεργής inefficacious masc/fem acc sg (attic epic doric) …

    Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)


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