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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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She has spoiled him into the worthless creature he is.
Partial relatives have almost persuaded me that I am not entirely worthless in a duet myself; and we may enliven our wayfaring by indulging in our favorite pursuit.
It is what the Pyncheons sought in vain, while it was valuable; and now that they find the treasure, it has long been worthless.
No aim that I have ever cherished would they recognise as laudable; no success of mine -- if my life, beyond its domestic scope, had ever been brightened by success -- would they deem otherwise than worthless, if not positively disgraceful.
To a musket that broke in a crisis he always attributed the death of his only brother, and upon worthless blankets he blamed all the agonies of his own old age.
Keep a negro under the care of a master, and he does well enough, and is respectable; but set them free, and they get lazy, and won't work, and take to drinking, and go all down to be mean, worthless fellows, I've seen it tried, hundreds of times.
For the five hundredth time a patient stood forward to have his repulsivenesses stroked; again those words were being droned out: "they shall lay their hands on the sick" -- when outside there rang clear as a clarion a note that enchanted my soul and tumbled thirteen worthless centuries about my ears: "Camelot WEEKLY HOSANNAH AND LITERARY VOLCANO
He is worthless and unworthy, but it is largely my fault.
She continually forgot and started up the front stairs because it was the shortest route to her bedroom; she left the dipper on the kitchen shelf instead of hanging it up over the pail; she sat in the chair the cat liked best; she was willing to go on errands, but often forgot what she was sent for; she left the screen doors ajar, so that flies came in; her tongue was ever in motion; she sang or whistled when she was picking up chips; she was always messing with flowers, putting them in vases, pinning them on her dress, and sticking them in her hat; finally she was an everlasting reminder of her foolish, worthless father, whose handsome face and engaging manner had so deceived Aurelia, and perhaps, if the facts were known, others besides Aurelia.
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.
or was I so worthless as to have grown tired of her pare society?
And you, you worthless - ' he broke out as I entered, turning to his daughter-in-law, and employing an epithet as harmless as duck, or sheep, but generally represented by a dash - .