worthwhile

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

Definition of worthwhile

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

  2. 2 :  worthy 1 <a worthwhile cause>

worthwhileness

noun

Examples of worthwhile in a sentence

  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?

1662

First Known Use of worthwhile

1662


WORTHWHILE Defined for English Language Learners

worthwhile

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

Definition of worthwhile for English Language Learners

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


WORTHWHILE Defined for Kids

worthwhile

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

Definition of worthwhile for Students

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



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