adjective \ˈwərth-ləs\

: having no financial value

: having no use, importance, or effect

: having no good qualities

Full Definition of WORTHLESS

a :  lacking worth :  valueless <worthless currency>
b :  useless <worthless to continue searching>
:  contemptible, despicable <a worthless criminal>
worth·less·ly adverb
worth·less·ness noun

Examples of WORTHLESS

  1. The boots may be nice, but they're worthless if they don't fit you.
  2. She's depressed and believes that she's worthless.

First Known Use of WORTHLESS

circa 1577

Rhymes with WORTHLESS


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