worthless

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From Middle English *wurthles, from Old English weorþlēas (worthless), equivalent to worth +‎ -less. Cognate with Dutch waardeloos (worthless), German wertlos (worthless), Swedish värdelös (worthless).

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worthless (comparative more worthless, superlative most worthless)

  1. Not having worth and use, without value, inconsequential.
    Lies are as important as truth, for without lies, the truth is worthless.
    The committee's decision is worthless and not going to be acted upon.
    Don't be a worthless slouch! Go get yourself a job.

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