ineffective meaning, ineffective definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If you say that something is ineffective, you mean that it has no effect on a process or situation.      adj  
  (Antonym: effective)   
Economic reform will continue to be painful and ineffective...     
  ineffectiveness      n-uncount  
...the ineffectiveness of some of the police's anti-crime strategies.     
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barren, basket case, bootless, feeble, fruitless, futile, idle, impotent, inadequate, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, pathetic, unavailing, unproductive, useless, vain, weak, worthless  
   effective, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, useful, worthwhile  

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unconventional monetary policy used by central banks to stimulate the national economy when conventional monetary policy has become ineffective.
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