worthwhile


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worth·while

 (wûrth′wīl′, -hwīl′)
adj.
Sufficiently valuable or important to be worth one's time, effort, or interest.

worth′while′ness n.

worthwhile

(ˌwɜːθˈwaɪl)
adj
sufficiently important, rewarding, or valuable to justify time or effort spent

worth•while

(ˈwɜrθˈʰwaɪl, -ˈwaɪl)

adj.
such as to repay one's time, attention, interest, work, trouble, etc.: a worthwhile project.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worthwhile - sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest; "a worthwhile book"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"

worthwhile

Translations
جَدير بالإهْتِمام
umagen værd
lapenaqueque vale/merece la penavale
kannattava
érdemleges
de valorlepenaquevale
sem er e-s virîi
stojaci za to
vreden truda
-e değerfaydalı

worthwhile

[ˈwɜːθˈwaɪl] ADJ [activity, enterprise, job] → que vale la pena; [cause] → loable
a worthwhile filmuna película seria or que merece atención
it makes it all worthwhilele da sentido a todo
to be worthwhile (= worthy) → valer or merecer la pena
it would be worthwhile seeing or to see himconvendría verlo
I had nothing worthwhile to sayno tenía nada interesante que decir
see also while A2

worthwhile

[ˌwɜːrθˈhwaɪl] adj [activity, exercise] → salutaire; [cause, project] → louable; [book] → qui vaut la peine d'être lu; [investment, job] → profitable
A visit to London will always be worthwhile → Un séjour à Londres sera toujours profitable.
a worthwhile project → un projet louable
it is worthwhile to do sth → cela vaut la peine de faire qch
It might be worthwhile to write to them → Cela pourrait valoir la peine de leur écrire.

worthwhile

adjlohnend attr; to be worthwhilesich lohnen; (= worth the trouble also)der Mühe (gen)wert sein; it’s a thoroughly worthwhile film/bookes lohnt sich wirklich, den Film zu sehen/das Buch zu lesen; it’s hardly worthwhile (asking him)es lohnt sich wohl kaum(, ihn zu fragen) ? also while N c

worthwhile

[ˌwɜːθˈwaɪl] adj (gen) → che vale la pena; (book, film) → che merita; (life, work, activity) → utile; (contribution) → valido/a; (cause) → lodevole
a worthwhile trip → un viaggio che vale la pena di fare
a worthwhile book → un libro che vale la pena leggere

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.
References in classic literature ?
Had I not known the whole chain of events, or had she not seen how much I was pained and disturbed by her teasing insistency, she would never have thought it worthwhile to soothe me with this frankness--even though, since she not infrequently used me to execute commissions that were not only troublesome, but risky, she ought, in my opinion, to have been frank in ANY case.
There was, for instance, a Lithuanian who was a cattle butcher for the plant where Marija had worked, which killed meat for canning only; and to hear this man describe the animals which came to his place would have been worthwhile for a Dante or a Zola.
The others could not see how deep he had gone, so it might be worthwhile to try and rescue him.
And a man may have two minds whether it isn't worthwhile to get a bruise or two for the sake of a bit o' fun.
It was not worthwhile trying to impress a man of that sort.
He is of such a very easy disposition that probably he would never think it worthwhile to mention how he really feels, but he feels languid about the profession.
But it's days like this that makes it worthwhile, to see the supporters and your family out there and to be able to make them proud is a wonderful thing.
But, the answer is quite simply because NASA doesn't use enough rockets to make reusability worthwhile.
Respondents were also asked to rate their life satisfaction, feeling worthwhile and anxiety.
There was no improvement in ratings of happiness, anxiety and the feeling that things in life are worthwhile in the financial year to March, according to the ONS data.
Job seekers who enter the assistance and are physically and mentally able to perform regular work, are placed in the group approach Worthwhile Work.
j pg Fun evening for a very worthwhile cause - Sarah, Claire, Kate and Amanda Fun evening for a very worthwhile cause - Sarah, Claire, Kate and Amanda | 210515COWAN_06.