Origin of useless
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Antonyms for useless
Related Words for uselessfruitless, worthless, stupid, impractical, inoperative, ineffectual, unworkable, meaningless, idle, ineffective, futile, unproductive, pointless, incompetent, hopeless, counterproductive, abortive, bootless, disadvantageous, dysfunctional
Examples from the Web for useless
Contemporary Examples of useless
Most people could agree on whether a given configuration of materials is a functioning vehicle or a useless set of parts.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
In another generation, it will be useless, leading visitors straight into a pillar.Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive
November 8, 2014
But policies and cheap raw materials are useless if businesses fail to take advantage of them.It’s Always Sunny In England
The Daily Beast
September 17, 2014
“My insurance, even though I finally got it, was useless,” she said.Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment
Kaiser Health News
August 25, 2014
Khamenei said that negotiations with America had been “useless.”Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei Says Talks with the U.S. Are Futile
August 14, 2014
Historical Examples of useless
Dark pictures and gloomy forebodings are worse than useless.
Sir, it is a useless piece of furniture to me; I do not understand these things.The Imaginary Invalid
But it was useless to think of this, with even the General suggesting a bodyguard.
He had no plea for himself; he saw that it would be useless.
I knew how useless it was, and I remembered that he himself had armed me for my protection.
- having no practical use or advantage
- informal ineffectual, weak, or stupidhe's useless at history