Definitions for "Ineffectual"
Not producing the proper effect; without effect; inefficient; weak; useless; futile; unavailing; as, an ineffectual attempt; an ineffectual expedient.
producing no result or effect; "a futile effort"; "the therapy was ineffectual"; "an otiose undertaking"; "an unavailing attempt"
Keywords:  phoenix, ruler, ashes, unable, lacking
lacking in power or forcefulness; "an ineffectual ruler"; "like an unable phoenix in hot ashes"
not sufficient to produce a desired result; "an ineffectual effort to block the legislation"
not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"