I noun disability, disablement, failure, feebleness, forcelessness, helplessness, impotence, inability, inadequacy, incapability, incapacitation, incapacity, incompetence, incompetency, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness, inefficiency, insufficiency, lack of power, lack of strength, powerlessness, unfruitfulness, unskillfulness, weakness II index abortion (fiasco), disability (physical inability), impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, nullity

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Inefficacy — In*ef fi*ca*cy, n. [L. inefficacia. See {In } not, and {Efficacy}.] Lack of power to produce the desired or proper effect; inefficiency; ineffectualness; futility; uselessness; fruitlessness; as, the inefficacy of medicines or means. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inefficacy — (n.) want of force or virtue to produce the desired effect, 1610s, from L.L. inefficacia, from inefficacem (nom. inefficax), from in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + efficax (see EFFICACY (Cf. efficacy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inefficacy — [in ef′i kə sē] n. [LL inefficacia] lack of efficacy; inability to produce the desired effect …   English World dictionary

  • inefficacy — noun Etymology: Late Latin inefficacia, from Latin inefficac , inefficax inefficacious, from in + efficac , efficax efficacious Date: circa 1615 lack of power to produce a desired effect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inefficacy — /in ef i keuh see/, n. lack of power or capacity to produce the desired effect. [1605 15; < LL inefficacia. See IN 3, EFFICACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inefficacy — noun The condition of being ineffective …   Wiktionary

  • inefficacy — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything: helplessness, impotence, inadequacy, incapability, ineffectiveness, ineffectuality, ineffectualness, powerlessness, uselessness. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • inefficacy — in·ef·fi·ca·cy || ɪn efɪkÉ™sɪ n. inability to produce the desired results …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inefficacy — n. Ineffectualness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inefficacy — n 1. ineffectuality, ineffectualness, inefficaciousness; incapacity, inability, inadequacy, inefficiency, incompetence, ineptitude; uselessness, inutility, worthlessness, valuelessness, meritlessness, nu gacity. 2. futility, bootlessness,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”