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

worth′while′ness n.


the quality of being worthwhile or valuable
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Noun1.worthwhileness - value sufficient to repay time or effort spent
worth - the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
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The volunteers you meet are so enjoyable to be with, and the sense of worthwhileness is one of the things that has kept me here for so many years.
Well-argued methodical explanations were hoped to have convinced the quorum of the discovery's worthwhileness.
Established identity is a precursor to students' feeling of competence and worthwhileness.
Responding to Kinsey, Wells commented that the evaluations were "sufficient proof of the worthwhileness of the course," and asked for more data as soon as possible (Wells to Kinsey, personal communication September 18, 1938).
In the first study, participants noted feelings of happiness, worthwhileness, and spiritual harmony.
Furthermore they found that 'regardless of age or experience, our interviewees shared a belief in the worthwhileness of working with offenders in the community' and were struck by the determination of individuals in all three groups to maintain a positive sense of self-identity and, above all, to ' "make probation work" ' (2013: 40).
The essays consider the deception inherent to style and its ethical implications for writers, the worthwhileness of engaging in "stylistic play," Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of "surplus of vision," and the importance of stylistic awareness beyond savviness, how to make style practically cool and theoretically hip, teaching style as a cultural practice, style in research papers, pedagogic arguments for teaching stylistic variation, using functional language analysis in college writing instruction, style pedagogy in creative nonfiction, style in the writing of Mary Wollstonecraft, psychic distance in writing pedagogy, and more.
On this level, the practical addresses itself, reflectively, to the question of the worth of knowledge and to the nature of the social conditions necessary for raising the question of worthwhileness in the first place.
1222, 1237 (1930) (insisting on an evaluation of the law "in terms of its effects, and an insistence on the worthwhileness of trying to find these effects").
They maintained the worthwhileness and proper study of Oriental learning.
The argument defended in this chapter is that successful learning is a function of the worthwhileness and clarity of the learning intentions, the specifications, and the success criteria; the power of using multiple and appropriate teaching strategies with a particular emphasis on the presence of feedback focussed at the right level of instruction (acquisition or proficiencies); seeing learning and teaching from the students' perspective; and placing reliance on teaching study skills and strategies of learning.
Sutton-Smith (1999) observed that play can instill in participants a "renewed belief in the worthwhileness of merely living" (p.