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Synonyms for effectiveɪˈfɛk tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effective, effectual, efficacious(adj)

    producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

    "an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation"-LewisMumford; "effective teaching methods"; "effective steps toward peace"; "made an effective entrance"; "his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action"; "an efficacious law"

    Synonyms:
    sound, effective, in effect(p), efficient, efficacious, effectual, legal, in force(p), good

    Antonyms:
    ineffective, ineffectual, nonoperational, incompetent, inoperative, uneffective, potential, possible, inactive, inefficacious, toothless, unproductive

  2. effective, efficient(adj)

    able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively

    "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, effective, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    ineffectual, possible, inefficacious, inactive, uneffective, unproductive, inoperative, ineffective, nonoperational, incompetent, potential, toothless

  3. effective(adj)

    works well as a means or remedy

    "an effective reprimand"; "a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    potential, possible, uneffective, unproductive, ineffectual, incompetent, toothless, ineffective, inefficacious, nonoperational, inactive, inoperative

  4. effective, good, in effect(p), in force(p)(adj)

    exerting force or influence

    "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)"

    Antonyms:
    possible, nonoperational, ineffectual, toothless, inactive, unproductive, incompetent, potential, inoperative, inefficacious, uneffective, ineffective

  5. effective(adj)

    existing in fact; not theoretical; real

    "a decline in the effective demand"; "confused increased equipment and expenditure with the quantity of effective work done"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    incompetent, ineffectual, potential, inactive, toothless, unproductive, inoperative, inefficacious, nonoperational, ineffective, possible, uneffective

  6. effective(adj)

    ready for service

    "the fort was held by about 100 effective soldiers"

    Synonyms:
    good, efficacious, effectual, in effect(p), efficient, in force(p)

    Antonyms:
    toothless, inactive, ineffectual, nonoperational, inefficacious, ineffective, unproductive, potential, inoperative, uneffective, possible, incompetent

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. effective(a.)

    Synonyms:
    competent, adequate, powerful, forcible, energetic, potent, cogent, sufficient, efficacious

  2. effective(a.)

    Synonyms:
    operative, active, efficient, effectual


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