Definition of ineffectually in English:


Pronunciation /ˈˌinəˈfek(t)SH(əw)əlē/ /ˈˌɪnəˈfɛk(t)ʃ(əw)əli/


See ineffectual

‘I spent the day in a deep funk, ineffectually shuffling around my office in an unproductive, sleep-deprived, hangover-tinged haze.’
  • ‘Orangutans, gorillas, and their ape relatives, meanwhile, will ineffectually thrash around in deep water or simply gurgle and sink.’
  • ‘I spend the night with Polish engineers and local salmon-filleters, collecting anecdotes and dancing ineffectually with someone's giddy aunt.’
  • ‘I'm the only candidate who's shown the bold leadership to support and oppose it, in both cases ineffectually.’
  • ‘Because it was so poorly planned and ineffectually executed, there are those who fantasise about what better leadership might have accomplished.’
  • ‘But the idea that these pundits' failure to disclose is the real problem is to swat ineffectually at flies.’