Pronunciation of Inoperative
/ɪnˈɒpəɹətˌɪv/, /ɪnˈɒpəɹətˌɪv/, /ɪ_n_ˈɒ_p_ə_ɹ_ə_t_ˌɪ_v/
Synonyms for inoperative:
Other synonyms and related words:
inert, useless, kaput, inoperable, latent, dormant, malfunctioning, unsuccessful, nonbinding, bad, void, null and void, nonoperating, nugatory, inactive, harmless, nonfunctional, idle, unused, off, nonfunctioning, null, broken, fallow, nonvalid, unable.
Sense 2 (noun)
inactive, inert, idle.
Usage examples for inoperative:
- I am free to confess, said he, that could I legislate upon that subject, although I can see difficulties that would arise from it, yet trusting to time to soften them, and being desirous, if I can, to put into the Constitution a principle that commends itself to the consideration of every enlightened mind at once, I would prefer something of that sort, a distinct proposition that all provisions in the constitution or laws of any State making any distinction in civil or political rights, or privileges, or immunities whatever, should be held unconstitutional, inoperative, and void, or words to that effect. - "History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States", Wiliam H. Barnes.
- On myself, I need hardly say that it would be inoperative. - "The Fixed Period", Anthony Trollope.