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in·ef·fec·tu·al / ˌiniˈfekchoōəl/ • adj. not producing any or the desired effect: an ineffectual campaign. ∎  (of a person) lacking the ability or qualities to cope with a role or situation: she was neglectful and ineffectual as a parent. DERIVATIVES: in·ef·fec·tu·al·i·ty / -fekchoōˈalitē/ n. in·ef·fec·tu·al·ly adv. in·ef·fec·tu·al·ness n.

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