From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ineffectual \In`ef*fec"tu*al\ (?; 135), a.
   Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient;
   weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual
   attempt; an ineffectual expedient. --Pope.
   [1913 Webster]

         The peony root has been much commended, . . . and yet
         has been by many found ineffectual.      --Boyle.

   Syn: Inefficient; useless; inefficacious; vain; fruitless;
        unavailing; futile. See Useless, Inefficacious.
        [1913 Webster]
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