Origin of useful
SynonymsSee more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
1, 2. profitable, efficacious, beneficial.
1, 2. useless.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for unuseful
From railroad to canyon there is not an unuseful mile or hour.The Book of the National Parks
Robert Sterling Yard
If in the meantime it deserve the name of no unuseful trifle, 'tis all it is capable of.Concord Days
A. Bronson Alcott
Whereupon I pointed the not unuseful moral that what I had said applied to Mademoiselle also.A Tatter of Scarlet
S. R. Crockett
He cares not how unuseful anything be, so it be but unuseful and rare.
The Boche makes a present to France of only such human wreckage as is unuseful for his purposes.Out To Win
- able to be used advantageously, beneficially, or for several purposes; helpful or serviceable
- informal commendable or capablea useful term's work
- Australian informal an odd-jobman or general factotum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for unuseful
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper