worthless

[ wurth-lis ]
/ ˈwɜrθ lɪs /

adjective

without worth; of no use, importance, or value; good-for-nothing: a worthless person; a worthless contract.

Nearby words

  1. worth one's weight in gold,
  2. worth one's while,
  3. worthful,
  4. worthing,
  5. worthington,
  6. worthlessly,
  7. worthwhile,
  8. worthy,
  9. worthy of the name,
  10. wot

Origin of worthless

First recorded in 1580–90; worth1 + -less

Related formsworth·less·ly, adverbworth·less·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for worthless

worthless

/ (ˈwɜːθlɪs) /

adjective

without practical value or usefulness
without merit; good-for-nothing
Derived Formsworthlessly, adverbworthlessness, noun

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Word Origin and History for worthless

worthless

adj.

1580s, from worth (1) + -less. Related: Worthlessly; worthlessness.

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