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use·less

 (yo͞os′lĭs)
adj.
1.
a. Being or having no beneficial use; ineffective: This pen is useless because it's out of ink. See Synonyms at futile.
b. Having no purpose or reason; pointless; to no avail: It's useless to argue over matters of taste.
2. Incapable of acting or functioning effectively; ineffectual or inept: He panics easily and is useless in an emergency.

use′less·ly adv.
use′less·ness n.

useless

(ˈjuːslɪs)
adj
1. having no practical use or advantage
2. informal ineffectual, weak, or stupid: he's useless at history.
ˈuselessly adv
ˈuselessness n

use•less

(ˈyus lɪs)

adj.
1. of no use; not serving the purpose or any purpose; unavailing.
2. without useful qualities; of no practical good.
[1585–95]
use′less•ly, adv.
use′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.useless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefullyuseless - having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully; "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective - not producing an intended effect; "an ineffective teacher"; "ineffective legislation"
unprofitable - producing little or no profit or gain; "deposits abandoned by mining companies as unprofitable"
unserviceable - not ready for service; "unserviceable equipment may be replaced"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"

useless

adjective
2. pointless, hopeless, futile, vain, idle, profitless She knew it was useless to protest.
pointless worthwhile, profitable
3. (Informal) inept, no good, hopeless, weak, stupid, pants (slang), incompetent, ineffectual He was useless at any game with a ball.

useless

adjective
1. Having no useful purpose:
2. Incapable of being used or availed of to advantage:
3. Having no useful result:
Idiom: in vain.
4. Not having the desired effect:
Translations
غَيْرُ مُفِيدغَيْر مُفيد
безполезен
nepoužitelnýzbytečný
ubrugelig
tarbetu
hyödytönkelvotontarpeetonturha
beskoristan
gagnslaus
役に立たない
무익한
neuporaben
värdelös
ซึ่งไม่มีประโยชน์
yararsızfaydasız
vô dụng

useless

[ˈjuːslɪs] ADJ
1. (= ineffective) [object] → que no sirve para nada; [person] → inútil
this can opener's uselesseste abrelatas no sirve para nada
compasses are useless in the junglelas brújulas no sirven para or de nada en la selva
she's uselesses una inútil
he's useless as a forwardno vale para delanterono sirve como delantero
I was always useless at mathssiempre fui (un) negado or un inútil para las matemáticas
2. (= unusable) [object, vehicle] → inservible; [limb] → inutilizado, inútil
he's a mine of useless information! (hum) → se sabe todo tipo de datos y chorraditas que no sirven de nada
to render or make sth uselessinutilizar algo
3. (= pointless) → inútil
it's useless to shoutde nada sirve gritar, es inútil gritar

useless

[ˈjuːsləs] adj
(= not useful) → inutile
useless information → renseignements mpl inutiles
(= pointless) → inutile
it's useless! → ça ne sert à rien!
Trying to persuade him would be useless → Essayer de le convaincre ne servirait à rien.
it is useless to do sth → il est inutile de faire qch, il ne sert à rien de faire qch
It is useless to complain → Inutile de se plaindre., Il ne sert à rien de se plaindre.
(= hopeless) → nul(le)
This map is just useless → Cette carte est vraiment nulle.
You're useless! → Tu es nul!
to be useless at sth → être nul(le) en qch
to be useless at doing sth → être nul(le) pour faire qch

useless

adj
nutzlos; (= unusable)unbrauchbar; advice, suggestionnutzlos, unnütz; personnutzlos, zu nichts nütze; teacher, manager, playeruntauglich, unbrauchbar; schooluntauglich; remedyunwirksam, wirkungslos; to render something uselessetw unbrauchbar machen; to be useless to somebodyfür jdn nutzlos or ohne Nutzen sein; to prove uselesssich als nutzlos erweisen; (machine, object)sich als unbrauchbar erweisen; to be worse than uselessvöllig nutzlos sein; it is useless (for you) to complaines hat keinen Sinn, sich zu beschweren; shouting is uselessSchreien nützt nichts; it’s useless without a handleohne Griff nützt es nichts or ist es unbrauchbar; he’s full of useless informationer steckt voller nutzloser Informationen; he’s useless as a goalkeeperer ist als Torwart nicht zu gebrauchen, er taugt nichts als Torwart; you’re just useless!du bist auch zu nichts zu gebrauchen; to be useless at doing somethingunfähig dazu sein, etw zu tun; I’m useless at languagesSprachen kann ich überhaupt nicht; to feel uselesssich unnütz fühlen
(= pointless)zwecklos, sinnlos

useless

[ˈjuːslɪs] adj
a. (no good, remedy) → inefficace; (advice) → inutile; (unusable, object) → inservibile
he's useless as a forward → come centravanti non vale niente
you are useless! → sei un inetto!
b. (pointless) → inutile
it's useless arguing with him → non serve a niente or è inutile discutere con lui

use2

(juːs) noun
1. the act of using or state of being used. The use of force to persuade workers to join a strike cannot be justified; This telephone number is for use in emergencies.
2. the/a purpose for which something may be used. This little knife has plenty of uses; I have no further use for these clothes.
3. (often in questions or with negatives) value or advantage. Is this coat (of) any use to you?; It's no use offering to help when it's too late.
4. the power of using. She lost the use of her right arm as a result of the accident.
5. permission, or the right, to use. They let us have the use of their car while they were away.
ˈuseful adjective
helpful or serving a purpose well. a useful tool/dictionary; She made herself useful by doing the washing for her mother.
ˈusefulness noun
ˈusefully adverb
in a useful way. He spent the day usefully in repairing the car.
ˈuseless adjective
having no use or no effect. Why don't you throw away those useless things?; We can't do it – it's useless to try.
be in use, be out of use
to be used or not used. How long has the gymnasium been in use / out of use?
come in useful
to become useful. My French came in useful on holiday.
have no use for
to despise. I have no use for such silliness / silly people.
it's no use
it's impossible or useless. He tried in vain to do it, then said `It's no use.'
make (good) use of, put to (good) use
He makes use of his training; He puts his training to good use in that job.

useless

غَيْرُ مُفِيد nepoužitelný ubrugelig nutzlos άχρηστος inútil hyödytön inexploitable beskoristan inutile 役に立たない 무익한 onhandig ubrukelig bezużyteczny inútil бесполезный värdelös ซึ่งไม่มีประโยชน์ yararsız vô dụng 无用的

useless

adj inútil
References in classic literature ?
It was very hard to do, but she did it, knowing that delay was both useless and cruel.
The useless cruelty of his refusal had passed unnoticed.
Your denial is useless in the light of his confession," asserted Professor Bumper.
I knew it would be useless to acquaint my elders with any such plan.
Of course Edna would like to hear Mademoiselle Reisz play; but she feared it would be useless to entreat her.
We should then exchange a warlike for a useless friend
No, no: it was useless to attempt to convey to Mrs.
I then went on, beginning with the rise and progress of the primitive religions, and coming down to the various religions of the present time, during which time I labored to show Queequeg that all these Lents, Ramadans, and prolonged ham-squattings in cold, cheerless rooms were stark nonsense; bad for the health; useless for the soul; opposed, in short, to the obvious laws of Hygiene and common sense.
It was utterly useless to caution them and plead with them; quite without knowing it, they were taking on the tone of their new environment.
In his room, alone, he opened and read the letter, now worse than idle and useless to be read.
He who gives himself entirely to his fellow men appears to them useless and selfish; but he who gives himself partially to them in pronounced a benefactor and philanthropist.
A man's ignorance sometimes is not only useful, but beautiful--while his knowledge, so called, is oftentimes worse than useless, besides being ugly.