worthless

[ wurth-lis ]
/ ˈwɜrθ lɪs /

adjective

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

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Origin of worthless

First recorded in 1580–90; worth1 + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM worthless

worth·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 forms of worthless

worthlessly, adverbworthlessness, noun
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