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Not effective or useful and not working correctly - thesaurus

Synonyms

useless

adjective

useless objects have no purpose or cannot do what they were designed to do

pointless

adjective

lacking any purpose or use

ineffective

adjective

something that is ineffective does not work correctly or does not do what you want it to do

inefficient

adjective

not working in the best possible way, especially by not using time, supplies, energy, etc. in the most effective way

defective

adjective

not made correctly, or not working correctly

faulty

adjective

not working correctly or made correctly

purposeless

adjective

lacking a useful purpose

pathetic

adjective

useless or not effective in an annoying way

worthless

adjective

not having any value, or not useful

futile

adjective

unsuccessful, or useless

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after a fashion

not very well or effectively

anaemic

another spelling of anemic

anemic

adjective

weak or not effective

attenuated

adjective

medical made weak or less harmful

be no use

to be useless

be of no use

to be useless

bum

adjective

informalAmerican used for describing a body part that does not work correctly

bush league

adjective

Americaninformal badly done or done in a way that is not effective

cumbersome

adjective

not simple, fast, or effective enough and difficult or annoying to use

dead

adjective

no longer considered useful, relevant, or likely to be successful

dead

adjective

a dead match has already been used and is now useless

defunct

adjective

not existing or working any more

dysfunctional

adjective

not working normally

empty

adjective

used about things that people do that have no real effect

enfeebled

adjective

formal no longer strong or effective

facile

adjective

too simple to deal with the difficulties of a real situation

flabby

adjective

British not effective or powerful enough

flaccid

adjective

a flaccid argument or idea is not effective

footling

adjective

old-fashioned not important or useful and therefore annoying

idle

adjective

not really intended or not likely to have any result

inactive

adjective

not working or operating

ineffectual

adjective

something that is ineffectual fails to achieve what it is intended to achieve

infertile

adjective

producing no good or useful results

inoperable

adjective

formal not working or capable of being used successfully

in/out of phase

happening or not happening at the same time as something else

in vain

in a way that has no purpose or meaning

moribund

adjective

formal no longer effective and not likely to continue for much longer

muddled

adjective

not clear or effective

muted

adjective

not as strong or extreme as usual

no good

not useful or effective

nonoperational

adjective

not working correctly, or not operating

nugatory

adjective

very formal not important or effective

old

adjective

used in a negative way about something that is not useful or in good condition any more

otiose

adjective

very formal not necessary and with no useful purpose

outmoded

adjective

no longer useful, suitable, or relevant

out of joint

if a system is out of joint, it is not working correctly

out of whack

informal not working normally

outworn

adjective

no longer useful or important

overworked

adjective

used too much to be useful or effective

paper

adjective

officially existing but not effective or able to be used in real situations

paralyzed

adjective

completely unable to operate normally or effectively

porous

adjective

not effective in preventing people from attacking or escaping

ramshackle

adjective

not organized or effective

small-time

adjective

not very important or effective

something isn’t worth a plug/wooden nickel

used for saying that something is not very valuable or useful

spent

adjective

used and no longer useful

superannuated

adjective

often humorous old and no longer working or useful

temperamental

adjective

humorous used for describing something that often goes wrong or does not work in the way that you expect

there is no percentage in (doing) something

there is no advantage or benefit to be gained from something

thin

adjective

a thin explanation, argument, statement, etc. does not have enough evidence or detail to be effective

toothless

adjective

lacking the necessary power or force to be effective

unhelpful

adjective

not useful

uninformative

adjective

not giving enough information and therefore not helpful

unproven

adjective

not proved to be useful, safe, or capable of doing something

unreliable

adjective

things such as equipment or methods that are unreliable will not work without problems

unresponsive

adjective

an unresponsive institution does not give people the help or service that they need

useless

adjective

useless activities are not effective in achieving the purpose that they were intended to achieve

useless

adjective

a part of your body or mind that is useless cannot be used because of an illness or injury

useless

adjective

offensive if someone is useless, they are not any help to you or are not capable of achieving anything

vain

adjective

unsuccessful, or useless

what’s the good of/what good is (it) (doing) something?

used for saying that you do not think something will give you any benefit

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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