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

worth′while′ness n.
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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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Their artistry was high, but he denied the worthwhileness of artistry when divorced from humanness.
"I often doubt, I often doubt, the worthwhileness of reason.
The average ratings of the other three measures of personal wellbeing - life satisfaction, happiness and worthwhileness - have been levelling off over the past year.
Does this mean that it fully recognizes the importance and paramountcy of native languages in the endangerment of national oneness but is only sceptical as regards the worthwhileness of their development and funding or that they nurture doubts as regards the practicability of same?
Across a wide array of studies, one of the strongest factors predicting subjective well-being tends to be people's employment status; in particular unemployment is a major drain on life satisfaction, worthwhileness, and people's affect (i.e.
Degree utility referred to students' perceptions of the worthwhileness of their collegiate endeavors.
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. However, students' establishment of their overall identity is dependent on their ability to establish physical, sexual, personal, social, historical, cultural, and spiritual identity (Chickering & Reisser, 1993).
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).
Try focusing on conveying the "worthwhileness" of interventions, Dr.