Synonyms for efficacious

Synonyms for (adjective) efficacious

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: efficacious

Definition: marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect

Usage: written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers-Aldous Huxley; the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough

Similar words: effective

Definition: works well as a means or remedy

Usage: an effective reprimand; a lotion that is effective in cases of prickly heat