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- n. The state or condition of being ineffectual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Ineffectualness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The quality of being ineffectual; ineffectualness.
- That which is ineffectual; something that fails to produce the desired effect.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. lacking the power to be effective
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I can just envision the future debate when that ineffectuality becomes more glaringly apparent: "We'll have to authorize an additional $23 Billion to add barbed wire to the top of the fence [or any other favorite fence enhancement], because folks are climbing over [or tunneling under, or going around, da, da, da] it!"
Perry painted the state an even brighter red, in part, because his democratic opponent, former Houston Mayor Bill White, suffered from the heartbreak of ineffectuality.
Republican Administrations have been elected to enact the dramas of ego, vanity, paranoia, bravado, resentment, and one more grand rummage through historical baggage when the material and managerial condition of the country was good enough to survive the sustained period of incompetence, ineffectuality, abuse, raging, and waste that entails.
She, Nelson and other "moderates" are compromising this bill into ineffectuality.
And the image of Democratic ineffectuality could be replaced by the lack of positive solutions coming from the right.
Therefore, it is not a justice to blame our security personnel for their failure and ineffectuality of security to address the challenges and difficulties of occlusion.
This was a very small portion of the illegal liquor available in the States, but to the Justice and Treasury departments it was embarrassing evidence of their ineffectuality.
It was, I suspected, not the first time that a patient had consoled a doctor about the ineffectuality of his discipline.
And the Democrats have once again proven themselves the masters of ineffectuality.
Haiti had "small government" and little central control, planning, funding, ability to act even... and then an earthquake hit, and all the lack of government and the smallness and ineffectuality and lack of funding and lack of control it had, effected: