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ineffectual

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishineffectualin‧ef‧fec‧tu‧al /ˌɪnəˈfektʃuəl◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 EFFECTIVEEFFICIENTnot having the ability, confidence, or personal authority to get things done 🔊 an ineffectual leader 🔊 She remembered her ineffectual efforts to comfort him.ineffectually adverb
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ineffectualAll of their attempts to come to an agreement has been ineffectual.He's a nice enough man, but rather ineffectual as a team captain.The police were completely ineffectual in this matter.The problems were made worse by the ineffectual political leadership of the coalition.
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