worthless

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adjective worth·less \ˈwərth-ləs\

Definition of worthless

  1. 1a :  lacking worth :  valueless worthless currencyb :  useless worthless to continue searching

  2. 2 :  contemptible, despicable a worthless criminal

worthlessly

adverb

worthlessness

noun

Examples of worthless in a sentence

  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.

Circa 1577

First Known Use of worthless

circa 1577


WORTHLESS Defined for English Language Learners

worthless

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adjective worth·less \ˈwərth-ləs\

Definition of worthless for English Language Learners

  • : having no financial value

  • : having no use, importance, or effect

  • : having no good qualities


WORTHLESS Defined for Kids

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adjective worth·less \ˈwərth-ləs\

Definition of worthless for Students

  1. 1 :  lacking worth Play money is worthless.

  2. 2 :  useless worthless junk



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