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ineffective

view main entry for ineffectiveadjective  /ˌɪnɪˈfektɪv/
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ineffectively

adverb

ineffectiveness

noun [uncountable]
ineffectiveness noun [uncountable]Disadvantages: disadvantage, handicap, limitation, price, drawback, snag, downside, loss, minus, flip side

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