Definitions for uselessˈyus lɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

use•lessˈyus lɪs(adj.)

  1. of no use; not serving the purpose or any purpose; unavailing.

  2. without useful qualities; of no practical good.

Origin of useless:

1585–95

use′less•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. useless(adj)

    having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully

    "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. useless(adjective)ˈyus lɪs

    ≠ useful

    a useless piece of information; It is useless to continue this process.; The efforts to save him were useless.

Wiktionary

  1. useless(Adjective)

    Without use or possibility to be used.

    This fork has prongs that are bent. It's useless now.

  2. useless(Adjective)

    Unhelpful, not useful; pointless (of an action).

  3. useless(Adjective)

    good-for-nothing; not dependable.

    Bill never mows the lawn, takes out the trash or anything. He's useless, but I love him anyways.

  4. useless(Adjective)

    unable to do well at a particular task or thing. Useless is mildly insulting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Useless(adj)

    having, or being of, no use; unserviceable; producing no good end; answering no valuable purpose; not advancing the end proposed; unprofitable; ineffectual; as, a useless garment; useless pity

Freebase

  1. Useless

    "Useless" is Depeche Mode's thirty-fourth UK single, released on October 20, 1997, and the fourth and final single for the album Ultra. It was released with "Home" as a double A-side in the US due to "Useless" getting airplay on US radio stations before "Home" was announced. "Useless" is an industrial rock track in the vein of "Barrel of a Gun", with more of a pop twist. The single remix, by Alan Moulder, changes the intro and has an updated beat, and adds some extra synth during the chorus. It also contains more grainy vocals. The "The Kruder + Dorfmeister Session" is a very prominent remix by the DJ duo of the same name. On the US single, the single remix is replaced by the CJ Bolland Ultrasonar Edit. There are no actual B-sides for "Useless", except for remixes and live versions of the song. Some versions of the CD single feature the videos for "Barrel of a Gun" and "It's No Good", accessible when the disc is inserted into a PC. The 1997 music video for "Useless" was the last Depeche Mode video to be directed by Anton Corbijn for more than eight years. Though he still did some work for Depeche Mode on album/single covers and tour projections/designs, the band decided to experiment with new directors for music videos. Corbijn's next project with Depeche Mode was the video for "Suffer Well".

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useless' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4186

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'useless' in Adjectives Frequency: #848


Translations for useless

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

useless(adjective)

having no use or no effect

Why don't you throw away those useless things?; We can't do it; – it's useless to try.

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