adjective worth·while \-ˈhwī(-ə)l, -ˈwī(-ə)l\

: worth doing or getting : good enough, important enough, etc., to be worth spending time, effort, or money on

Full Definition of WORTHWHILE

:  being worth the time or effort spent <worthwhile preparations>
:  worthy 1 <a worthwhile cause>
worth·while·ness noun

Examples of WORTHWHILE

  1. The money is for a worthwhile cause.
  2. Seeing my children's joy made building the tree house all worthwhile.
  3. Is it worthwhile to try to fix my computer?

First Known Use of WORTHWHILE

WORTHWHILE Defined for Kids


adjective worth·while \ˈwərth-ˈhwīl, -ˈwīl\

Definition of WORTHWHILE for Kids

:  being worth the time spent or effort used <a worthwhile trip>


Next Word in the Dictionary: worthy (adjective)Previous Word in the Dictionary: worthlessAll Words Near: worthwhile
July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears