Antonyms of adj inoperative

1 sense of inoperative

Sense 1
inoperative (vs. operative) -- (not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law")

operative (vs. inoperative) -- (being in force or having or exerting force; "operative regulations"; "the major tendencies operative in the American political system")
        => operant -- (having influence or producing an effect; "many emotional determinants at work"; "an operant conscience")
        => effective, good, in effect (predicate), in force (predicate) -- (exerting force or influence; "the law is effective immediately"; "a warranty good for two years"; "the law is already in effect (or in force)")
        => operational, in operation (predicate), operating (prenominal) -- (being in effect or operation; "de facto apartheid is still operational even in the `new' African nations"- Leslie Marmon Silko; "bus service is in operation during the emergency"; "the company had several operating divisions")
        => working -- (serving to permit or facilitate further work or activity; "discussed the working draft of a peace treaty"; "they need working agreements with their neighbor states on interstate projects")

Similarity of adj inoperative

1 sense of inoperative

Sense 1
inoperative (vs. operative) -- (not working or taking effect; "an inoperative law")
       => down -- (not functioning (temporarily or permanently); "we can't work because the computer is down")
       => dead -- (out of use or operation because of a fault or breakdown; "a dead telephone line"; "the motor is dead")
       => defunct -- (no longer in force or use; inactive; "a defunct law"; "a defunct organization")

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