[ val-yoo-lis ]
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  1. without worth or value; worthless: valueless stocks; a valueless promise.

Origin of valueless

First recorded in 1555–65; value + -less

Other words from valueless

  • val·ue·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby valueless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use valueless in a sentence

  • The soldiers so frequently threw away copper coin given them in change as valueless, that many natives discontinued to offer it.

    The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
  • If the South failed, the promises would be valueless; if it succeeded, the obligations would be met as promptly as possible.

  • In itself valueless, yet a treasure in her eyes and mine, for it will protect our child, and many an envious eye is upon her.

    Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
  • The estate hardly meets its own mortgage, and the land has been so neglected as to be almost valueless.

    The Rake's Progress | Marjorie Bowen
  • This alcoholic preparation of lactucarium is quite as valueless and more objectionable than the syrup of the same drug.

British Dictionary definitions for valueless


/ (ˈvæljʊlɪs) /

  1. having or possessing no value; worthless

Derived forms of valueless

  • valuelessness, noun

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