useless


use·less

adjective \ˈyüs-ləs\

: not at all useful : not doing or able to do what is needed : not producing or able to produce the effect you want

Full Definition of USELESS

:  having or being of no use:
a :  ineffectual <a useless attempt>
b :  not able to give service or aid :  inept
use·less·ly adverb
use·less·ness noun

Examples of USELESS

  1. The tent is useless in wet conditions.
  2. I made a useless attempt at fixing the leak.
  3. Drugs are useless in treating the condition.

First Known Use of USELESS

1592

Rhymes with USELESS

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