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  • 121unproductive — I adjective abortive, arid, barren, doomed, dry, effete, exhausted, fallow, fruitless, futile, impotent, ineffectual, inefficacious, inefficient, infecund, infecundus, infertile, inoperative, issueless, jejune, nugatory, otiose, profitless,… …

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  • 122useless — I adjective barren, effete, fatuous, feckless, frivolous, fruitless, functionless, futile, idle, impotent, impracticable, inadequate, incapable, incompetent, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inept, inoperative, inutile, invalid, needless …

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  • 123weak — I (decrepit) adjective ailing, atonic, brittle, debilitated, delicate, dilapidated, dim, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, flaccid, fragile, impotent, infirm, passive, spent, timorous, unfortified, unhealthy, vulnerable, wasted II (deficient)… …

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  • 124NOTABLES, THE —    name given to certain actual or virtual rulers of the different districts of France, consisting of men of different ranks, summoned together in a time of civic perplexity and trouble to advise the king, and especially the convocation of them… …

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  • 125feeble — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See weakness. Ant., strong. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Lacking strength] Syn. fragile, puny, strengthless, infirm; see weak 1 , 2 . 2. [Lacking effectiveness] Syn. impotent, ineffectual,… …

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  • 126inadequate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. scant, wanting, short, below par; incomplete, partial, deficient, lacking. See insufficiency.Ant., adequate. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Insufficient] Syn. lacking, deficient, scanty, short, meager,… …

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  • 127lame — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. crippled, halt; weak, ineffectual. See disease, failure, weakness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Forced to limp] Syn. crippled, defective, limping; see deformed , disabled . 2. [Sore] Syn. bruised,… …

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  • 128powerless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. impotent; paralyzed, incapable, weak, disabled. See impotence.Ant., powerful. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. impotent, feeble, infirm; see weak 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. weak, impotent,… …

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  • 129unable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. incapable, unfit. See impotence, unskillfulness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. incapable, powerless, weak, incompetent, unskilled, impotent, not able, inept, incapacitated, impuissant, inefficacious,… …

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  • 130unavailing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. useless, vain, futile; ineffectual, bootless. See uselessness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. pointless, without results, fruitless; see futile 1 , useless 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. futile …

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  • 131unsuccessful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unprosperous, unfortunate, unavailing, unproductive. See failure. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. defeated, disappointed, frustrated, nonsuited, abortive, aborted, disastrous, unprosperous, unproductive …

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  • 132worthless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. useless, no good, good for nothing, no account (inf.), lousy (sl.); base, vile; valueless; poor, miserable; trashy; unserviceable; trifling; characterless. See uselessness, cheapness, unimportance.… …

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  • 133Impotence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Impotence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 impotence impotence Sgm: N 1 inability inability disability Sgm: N 1 disablement disablement impuissance imbecility Sgm: N 1 incapacity incapacity incapability …

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  • 134Inutility — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Inutility >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 inutility inutility Sgm: N 1 uselessness uselessness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 inefficacy inefficacy futility Sgm: N 1 ineptitude ineptitude inaptitude Sgm: N 1 …

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  • 135Disrepute — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Disrepute >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 disrepute disrepute discredit Sgm: N 1 ill repute ill repute bad repute bad name bad odor bad favor ill name ill odor ill favor Sgm: N 1 disapprobation …

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  • 136lame duck — n. ineffectual person, one who has no power to bring about change (often used about a politician who is nearing the end of his final term in office); (Slang) unsuccessful business, ineffectual business …

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  • 137faff Brit. — faff Brit. informal verb spend time in ineffectual activity. noun ineffectual activity. Origin C18 (orig. dialect in the sense blow in puffs , describing the wind): imitative …

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  • 138vain — a. 1. Unreal, shadowy, unsubstantial, supposititious, dreamy, delusive, deceitful, false, baseless, imaginary, empty, void. 2. Unavailing, useless, bootless, ineffectual, fruitless, profitless, futile, nugatory, abortive, unprofitable, without… …

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  • 139effete — adjective 1) effete trendies Syn: affected, pretentious, precious, mannered, overrefined; ineffectual; informal la di da Ant: unpretentious 2) an effete young man Syn: effeminate …

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  • 140feeble — adjective 1) he was very old and feeble Syn: weak, weakly, weakened, frail, infirm, delicate, sickly, ailing, unwell, poorly, enfeebled, enervated, debilitated, incapacitated, decrepit, etiolated …

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