useless

adjective use·less \ ˈyüs-ləs \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of useless

: having or being of no use:
a : ineffectual
  • a useless attempt
b : not able to give service or aid : inept

uselessly

adverb

uselessness

noun

Examples of useless in a Sentence

  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.

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First Known Use of useless

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USELESS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of useless for English Language Learners

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


USELESS Defined for Kids

useless

adjective use·less \ ˈyüs-ləs \

Definition of useless for Students

: being of or having no use

uselessly

adverb

uselessness

noun


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