Meaning of EFFECTIVE in English


producing or capable of producing a result

an effective rebuke

Synonyms: effectual, efficacious, efficient, virtuous

Related Word: adequate, capable, competent; cogent, compelling, convincing, sound, telling, valid; able, active, dynamic; operative, useful; direct

Contrasted words: abortive, bootless, fruitless, futile, vain; empty, hollow, idle, nugatory, otiose, pointless; inoperative, useless, worthless

Antonyms: ineffective

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