- such as to repay one's time, attention, interest, work, trouble, etc.: a worthwhile book.
Origin of worthwhile
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valuable, rewarding, beneficial.
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Examples from the Web for worthwhileness
Their artistry was high, but he denied the worthwhileness of artistry when divorced from humanness.Martin Eden
- sufficiently important, rewarding, or valuable to justify time or effort spent
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Word Origin and History for worthwhileness
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