from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not capable of producing a desired effect or result; ineffective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Incapable of having the intended consequence.
- adj. Not effective.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not efficacious; not having power to produce the effect desired; inadequate; incompetent; inefficient; impotent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not efficacious; not having power to produce the effect desired; of inadequate force.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking the power to produce a desired effect
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The sword is the braver way, although all ways are equally inefficacious.
And if experience showed the inefficacy of bills of rights, it also showed they were “rarely inefficacious” and better than nothing.
Even an executive customer service rep pledge to resolve the situation was inefficacious.
High-flying oratory proved utterly inefficacious in winning any major foreign-policy result he set himself to bring home in triumph.
Going to school can appear to be a waste of time and inefficacious.
Whatever one thinks of the death penalty, it appears quite obvious that the decision to seek capital punishment will be a mixture of inefficacious and antagonizing to those Puerto Ricans who believe that they were promised a measure of genuine "sovereignty" in the "compact" the Congress passed in 1950.
“Includes the standard inefficacious nuclear attack, and”… nothing.
People who regard themselves as highly efficacious attribute their failures to insufficient effort, those who regard themselves as inefficacious attribute their failures to low ability.
Through such inefficacious thinking they distress themselves and impair their level of functioning.
Therefore, unless perceptions are genuine substances and so not events, it seems to follow that for Leibniz, perceptions (and perceptual states) are causally inefficacious.