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worthwhile

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

1
:  being worth the time or effort spent <worthwhile preparations>
2
:  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

1662
WORTHWHILENESS Defined for Kids

worthwhile

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

Definition of WORTHWHILE for Kids

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

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