Part of speech:
Having a beneficial use; serviceable:
Barely satisfactory; acceptable but not remarkable
The definition of valid is something effective, legally binding or able to withstand objection.
Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified:
The definition of competent is a person or thing that is qualified to do something or adequate for a specific purpose.
Irresistibly or keenly interesting, attractive, etc.; captivating
The definition of operative is in force, functioning or having control, or refers to something that has the most significance or the greatest importance.
Working or operating efficiently with regard to; making efficient use of
Forceful and clear; penetrating:
Unable to perform adequately; incompetent:
The definition of forceful is someone or something that is strong and powerful.
Forceful and to the point, as a reason or argument; compelling; convincing
Not operative; not working; not functioning; without effect
Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail:
The definition of able is to have the skills or strength to do a task.
Of or relating to the management of an investment portfolio by continually making investment decisions based on new information as opposed to maintaining a predetermined strategy or reproducing the returns of a market or index.
Existing in reality and not potential, possible, simulated, or false:
Of, involving, or constituting a cause:
Proceeding without interruption in a straight course or line; not deviating or swerving:
Producing or capable of producing the desired effect; having the intended result; effective
Having or exerting influence, esp. great influence; powerful; effective
Relating to or involved in a transfer of furnishings from one location to another:
Tending or having the power to persuade:
Able to achieve and maintain an erection that allows for sexual intercourse. Used of a male.
Effective or potent:
Forceful or powerful; strong; energetic
(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
(Obsolete) Lacking self-restraint.
Lacking in vigour or expression.
(Rare) Without fruit.
(Informal) Forceful, aggressive, boldly frank, etc.
Having an intense or offensive effect on the senses:
Fit for proper functioning; ready for use:
Producing or able to produce a desired effect
Able to be depended on for the discharge of obligations incurred; of unimpaired credit.
Able to give long service; durable:
Bending easily; flexible
Lacking the ability or skill to perform effectively; incompetent:
Done or effected by force; involving the use of force
- Efficient implies skill and economy of energy in producing the desired result and when applied to persons implies competence an efficient machine, an efficient worker
- Effectual specifically implies the production of the desired effect or result in a decisive manner an effectual reply to his charge
- Efficacious refers to that which is capable of producing the desired effect or result an efficacious remedy
- Effective is applied to that which produces a definite effect or result an effective speaker
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