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WORTHLESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does worthless mean? 

WORTHLESS (adjective)
  The adjective WORTHLESS has 2 senses:

1. lacking in usefulness or value
2. morally reprehensible

  Familiarity information: WORTHLESS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORTHLESS (adjective)


Sense 1worthless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in usefulness or value

Context example:

a worthless idler

Similar:

valueless (of no value)

tinpot (inferior (especially of a country's leadership))

rubbishy; trashy (cheap and inferior; of no value)

otiose; pointless; superfluous; wasted (serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being)

nugatory (of no real value)

negligible; paltry; trifling (not worth considering)

manky (inferior and worthless)

good-for-naught; good-for-nothing; meritless; no-account; no-count; no-good; sorry (without merit)

chaffy (value)

Also:

unworthy (lacking in value or merit)

Antonym:

valuable (having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange)


Sense 2worthless [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally reprehensible

Synonyms:

despicable; vile; slimy; unworthy; worthless; ugly; wretched

Context examples:

would do something as despicable as murder / ugly crimes / the vile development of slavery appalled them / a slimy little liar

Similar:

evil (morally bad or wrong)


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