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worth·less

 (wûrth′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking worth; of no use or value.
2. Low; despicable: that worthless friend of his.

worth′less·ly adv.
worth′less·ness n.

worthless

(ˈwɜːθlɪs)
adj
1. without practical value or usefulness
2. without merit; good-for-nothing
ˈworthlessly adv
ˈworthlessness n

worth•less

(ˈwɜrθ lɪs)

adj.
without worth; of no use, importance, or value.
[1580–90]
worth′less•ly, adv.
worth′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
valuable - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"
2.worthless - morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

worthless

adjective
1. valueless, poor, miserable, trivial, trifling, paltry, trashy, measly, wretched, two a penny (informal), rubbishy, poxy (slang), nickel-and-dime (U.S. slang), wanky (taboo slang), a dime a dozen, nugatory, chickenshit (U.S. slang), negligible This piece of old junk is totally worthless.
valueless valuable, precious, profitable
2. useless, meaningless, pointless, futile, no use, insignificant, unimportant, ineffectual, unusable, unavailing, not much cop (Brit. slang), inutile, not worth a hill of beans (chiefly U.S.), negligible, pants (slang) Training is worthless unless there is proof that it works.
useless important, significant, effective, useful, valuable, profitable, productive, worthwhile, fruitful, consequential
3. good-for-nothing, base, abandoned, useless, vile, abject, despicable, depraved, contemptible, ignoble Murphy was an evil, worthless man.
good-for-nothing decent, worthy, noble, upright, honourable

worthless

adjective
1. Lacking all worth and value:
Informal: no-account.
Slang: nothing.
2. Having no useful purpose:
Translations
عَدِيـمُ القِيمَةلا قيمَة له، عَديم القيمَه
bezcenný
værdiløs
arvoton
bezvrijedan
einskis virîi
価値のない
가치 없는
ničvreden
värdelös
ที่ไม่มีคุณค่า
değersizbeş para etmez
không có giá trị

worthless

[ˈwɜːθlɪs] ADJ (= of no monetary value) → sin ningún valor; (= useless) → inútil; (= despicable) → despreciable
the painting was quite worthlessla pintura apenas tenía ningún valor
a worthless individualun tipo despreciable

worthless

[ˈwɜːrθləs] adj
[object] → sans valeur
[person] to be worthless → être un(e) moins que rien
She was convinced that she was ugly and worthless → Elle était convaincue d'être laide et se voyait comme une moins que rien.
to feel worthless → se sentir dévalorisé(e), avoir perdu toute estime de soi(-même)
You feel you are really completely worthless and unlovable → Vous vous sentez dévalorisé et vous pensez que personne ne peut vous aimer., Vous avez perdu toute estime de vous-même et vous pensez que personne ne peut vous aimer.
to make sb feel worthless → dévaloriser qn

worthless

adjwertlos; person alsonichtsnutzig

worthless

[ˈwɜːθlɪs] adj (effort, action, attempt) → inutile; (assurance, guarantee, object) → senza valore, di nessun valore
a worthless individual → un individuo spregevole

worth

(wəːθ) noun
value. These books are of little or no worth; She sold fifty dollars' worth of tickets.
adjective
1. equal in value to. Each of these stamps is worth a cent.
2. good enough for. His suggestion is worth considering: The exhibition is well worth a visit.
ˈworthless adjective
of no value. worthless old coins.
ˈworthlessly adverb
ˈworthlessness noun
ˈworthy (-ði) adjective
1. good and deserving. I willingly give money to a worthy cause.
2. (with of) deserving. She was not worthy of the honour given to her.
3. (with of) typical of, suited to, or in keeping with. a performance worthy of a champion.
4. of great enough importance etc. She was not thought worthy to be presented to the king.
nounplural ˈworthies
a highly respected person.
ˈworthily adverb
ˈworthiness noun
-worthy
1. deserving; fit for. a blameworthy act.
2. fit for its appropriate use. a seaworthy ship.
worthˈwhile adjective
deserving attention, time and effort etc. a worthwhile cause; It isn't worthwhile to ask him – he'll only refuse.
for all one is worth
using all one's efforts, strength etc. He swam for all he was worth towards the shore.

worthless

عَدِيـمُ القِيمَة bezcenný værdiløs wertlos τιποτένιος sin valor arvoton qui ne vaut rien bezvrijedan senza valore 価値のない 가치 없는 waardeloos verdiløs bezwartościowy sem valor бесполезный värdelös ที่ไม่มีคุณค่า değersiz không có giá trị 无价值的
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In my opinion it is a worthless one, and I would rather not have it in my possession.
     O'er their most worthless work; and I'm afraid
Willoughby, he, whom only half an hour ago she had abhorred as the most worthless of men, Willoughby, in spite of all his faults, excited a degree of commiseration for the sufferings produced by them, which made her think of him as now separated for ever from her family, with a tenderness, a regret, rather in proportion, as she soon acknowledged within herself--to his wishes than to his merits.
And to say the truth, there is, in all points, great difference between the reasonable passion which women at this age conceive towards men, and the idle and childish liking of a girl to a boy, which is often fixed on the outside only, and on things of little value and no duration; as on cherry-cheeks, small, lily-white hands, sloe-black eyes, flowing locks, downy chins, dapper shapes; nay, sometimes on charms more worthless than these, and less the party's own; such are the outward ornaments of the person, for which men are beholden to the taylor, the laceman, the periwig-maker, the hatter, and the milliner, and not to nature.
For moral courage is a worthless asset on this little floating world.
Even a woman may be good, and also a slave; though the woman may be said to be an inferior being, and the slave quite worthless.
It is evident, therefore, that these virtues are necessary in every state that would be happy or worthy; for he who is worthless can never enjoy real good, much less is he qualified to be at rest; but can appear good only by labour and being at war, but in peace and at rest the meanest of creatures.
It was a good lesson, however, for he learned that there were few faiths in the business world, and that even the simple, homely faith of breaking bread and eating salt counted for little in the face of a worthless brickyard and fifty thousand dollars in cash.
Yet Reginald still thinks Lady Susan the best of mothers, and still condemns Frederica as a worthless girl
He had already quite a collection of prizes, worthless books on bad paper, but in gorgeous bindings decorated with the arms of the school: his position had freed him from bullying, and he was not unhappy.
As usual, I accepted them implicitly, and it was not till long afterwards that I understood how worthless they were.
the daughters of Hecaterus) were born the divine mountain Nymphs and the tribe of worthless, helpless Satyrs, and the divine Curetes, sportive dancers.