Synonyms for effectual

Synonyms for (adjective) effectual

Synonyms: effective, effectual, efficacious

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

Usage: 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

Similar words: hard-hitting, trenchant

Definition: characterized by or full of force and vigor

Usage: a hard-hitting expose; a trenchant argument


Similar words: impelling

Definition: markedly effective as if by emotional pressure

Usage: impelling skill as a teller of tales; an impelling personality


Similar words: impressive, telling

Definition: producing a strong effect

Usage: gave an impressive performance as Othello; a telling gesture


Similar words: rough-and-ready

Definition: crude but effective for the purpose at hand


Synonyms: effectual, sound, legal

Definition: having legal efficacy or force

Usage: a sound title to the property

Similar words: valid

Definition: well grounded in logic or truth or having legal force

Usage: a valid inference; a valid argument; a valid contract