ineffective

ineffective(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. ineficaz
Everyone knows that these measures have been totally ineffective.Todos sabemos que estas medidas han sido totalmente ineficaces.
b. infructuoso
Our attempt to turn the business around proved ineffective.Nuestro intento de sanear la empresa resultó infructuoso.
c. incompetente (person)
Julian is an ineffective manager who doesn't know how to motivate his team.Julian es un gerente incompetente que no sabe motivar a su equipo.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Mark tried to cut costs by reducing staff, but said strategy proved ineffective.Mark intentó reducir los gastos haciendo recortes de personal, pero dicha estrategia no dio resultado.
Sometimes I have such a bad headache that painkillers are completely ineffective.A veces me duele tanto la cabeza que los analgésicos no surten ningún efecto.
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ineffective
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. ineficaz
ineffective [ˌɪnɪˈfektɪv]
adjective
[+measure, policy, drug] ineficaz; [+person, committee] incompetente; ineficaz; [+effort, attempt] infructuoso
the plan proved wholly ineffective el proyecto no surtió ningún efecto or no dio ningún resultado; to be ineffective in doing sth [+law, measure, drug] ser or resultar ineficaz a la hora de hacer algo; [+person, committee] ser incompetente or carecer de eficacia a la hora de hacer algo
the antibiotics were ineffective in clearing up the infection The Press Council is widely seen as ineffective in curbing invasion of privacy Labour says the Act has been ineffective in combatting terrorism
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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