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[val-yoo-lis] /ˈvæl yu lɪs/
without worth or value; worthless:
valueless stocks; a valueless promise.
Origin of valueless
First recorded in 1555-65; value + -less
Related forms
valuelessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • If it is valueless, then you and he will be two of the sufferers; if it is all you think it is, then you will be the gainers.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • He himself thought that the regions he had crossed were valueless.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • This statement may be true, and yet it is valueless as an argument for higher rates.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • On Kygpton there was a variety of useful metals, others that were valueless.

    Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei
  • If the ceremonies do not renew the soul they are valueless and hurtful.

  • Yet some of them buy a great many that are valueless in spite of this lack.

    A Book for All Readers Ainsworth Rand Spofford
  • Our government can aid only in lands; in valueless lands she is or may be wealthy.

    Old Mackinaw W. P. Strickland.
  • That the first—let me say it with great reverence—is valueless without the second.

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
British Dictionary definitions for valueless


having or possessing no value; worthless
Derived Forms
valuelessness, noun
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