worthwhile

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

worth +‎ while

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, in accents with the wine-whine merger) IPA(key): /wɜː(ɹ)θˈwaɪl/
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  • (UK, in accents without the merger) IPA(key): /wɜː(ɹ)θˈʍaɪl/

Adjective[edit]

worthwhile (comparative more worthwhile, superlative most worthwhile)

  1. Good and important enough to spend time, effort, or money on.
    Doing volunteer work to help others is truly worthwhile.

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