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Effective

Pronunciation of Effective
/ɪfˈɛktɪv/, /ɪfˈɛktɪv/, /ɪ_f_ˈɛ_k_t_ɪ_v/

Antonyms for effective:

bootless, impotent, unproductive, inefficient, unsuccessful, weak, fruitless, nonoperational, helpless, useless, ineffective, incompetent, worthless, inoperative.

Synonyms for effective:

Sense 1

on-stream, undefended, nifty, antitrust, mandatory, retrospective, well-oiled, determining, active, legislative, retroactive, juridical, law-making, usefully, driving, worthwhile, fateful, predominant, invaluable, well-worn, conducive, prescribed, extraterritorial, expeditious, well-run, extrajudicial, deciding, out-of-court, functionally, proven, judicial, liable, statutory, time-saving, criminally.

Sense 2

unsteady, able, fecund, forensic, enabling, catalytic, general-purpose, magisterial, unique, meaningful, dynamical, handily, online, unsustainable, lapsed, circumstantial, valuable, tasteless, common-law, lawful, operable, purposeful, effectively, situated, contributory, moving, tailored.

Sense 3

valid, forcible, sweetly, priceless, tailor-made, undecided, criminal, face to face, fertile, through, civil, paradise, unproven, prolific.

Sense 4

deadly, unsettled.

Sense 5

juvenile, void, bad, worth, vigorous, robust.

Sense 8

wrong.

Sense 10

smooth.

Sense 13

off.

convincing

persuasive.

functioning

working.

potent

Prepotent.

purposeful

businesslike.

useful

constructive.

active (adjective)

in force.

all (adjective)

efficient, efficacious, effectual.

authoritative (adjective)

powerful, authoritative, effectual, consequential, masterful, dictatorial, arrogant, commanding, imperious, strong, autocratic, potent, authoritarian, impressive, influential, important.

causative (adjective)

responsible, formative, causative, germinal, influential, pivotal, motivational, generative, executive, causal.

effective (adjective)

consequential, fruitful, resultant, productive.

energetic (adjective)

dynamic.

expedient (adjective)

convenient, opportune, efficient, expedient, accommodating, advantageous, fit, suitable, timely, desirable, commodious, apt, useful.

flattering (adjective)

becoming.

forcible (adjective)

forcible.

in use at the time (adjective)

real, dynamic, in force, actual, in effect.

lucrative (adjective)

profitable.

pleasing (adjective)

becoming.

productive (adjective)

generative.

productive, persuasive (adjective)

telling, resultant, compelling, forcible, trenchant, convincing, useful, operative, serviceable, efficient, potent, practical, moving, able, cogent, impressive, forceful, efficacious, effectual, active, sound, powerful, valid, competent.

utilizable (adjective)

convenient, fitting, beneficial, appropriate, effectual, available, handy, instrumental, utilitarian, functional, reusable, commodious, at hand, applied, multipurpose, serviceable, practicable, versatile, advantageous, utilizable, employable, applicable, all-purpose, practical, expedient, helpful, suitable, useful, usable.

Sense 1 (noun)

forensic, criminal, common-law, civil, antitrust, criminally, extrajudicial, enabling, extraterritorial.

Sense 2 (noun)

deciding, driving.

Sense 3 (noun)

fateful, undecided, forcible, paradise, circumstantial, dynamic, situated, unique, vigorous, forceful, effectively, dynamical, face to face.

Sense 4 (noun)

valuable, worthwhile.

effective (noun)

existent, in force, competent, good, operational, impelling, telling, efficacious, trenchant, in effect, effectual, operative, actual, hard-hitting, impressive, efficient, rough-and-ready.

efficient (noun)

valid, cogent, forceful, active, compelling.

commanding (verb)

forceful.

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