worthless

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From Middle English *worthles, 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 or worthlesser, superlative most worthless or worthlessest)

  1. Having no worth or 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.
    Synonyms: miserable, useless, valueless
    Antonyms: precious, useful, valuable, worthful, worthy

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