having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
"a kitchen full of useless gadgets"; "she is useless in an emergency"
Without use or possibility to be used.
This fork has prongs that are bent. It's useless now.
Unhelpful, not useful; pointless (of an action).
good-for-nothing; not dependable.
Bill never mows the lawn, takes out the trash or anything. He's useless, but I love him anyways.
unable to do well at a particular task or thing. Useless is mildly insulting.
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
"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".
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Rank popularity for the word 'useless' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4186
Rank popularity for the word 'useless' in Adjectives Frequency: #848
The numerical value of useless in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of useless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
All art is quite useless.
All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife . Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.
Between the years of ninety-two and a hundred and two, however, we shall be the ribald, useless, drunken, outcast person we have always wished to be. We shall have a long white beard and long white hair; we shall not walk at all, but recline in a wheel chair and bellow for alcoholic beverages; in the winter we shall sit before the fire with our feet in a bucket of hot water, a decanter of corn whiskey near at hand, and write ribald songs against organized society; strapped to one arm of our chair will be a forty-five calibre revolver, and we shall shoot out the lights when we want to go to sleep, instead of turning them off; when we want air we shall throw a silver candlestick through the front window and be damned to it; we shall address public meetings in a vein of jocund malice. We shall but we dont wish to make any one envious of the good time that is coming to us We look forward to a disreputable, vigorous, unhonoured, and disorderly old age.
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
The thing with screening tools is that they're great for gathering population data, but they are useless to individuals unless strategies are implemented to help those found at risk, so these kids are being told they are overweight without being taught how to improve the situation with nutrition and exercise.
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- inútilCatalan, Valencian
- k ničemu, zbytečnýCzech
- unnützlich, wertlos, unnütz, nutzlos, sinnlosGerman
- άχρηστος, μάταιοςGreek
- ezgai, baliogabe, hutsalBasque
- kelvoton, turha, onneton, käyttökelvoton, tarpeeton, hyödytönFinnish
- inutilisable, inutileFrench
- gan mhaithIrish
- gun fheumScottish Gaelic
- חֲסַר תוֹעֶלֶתHebrew
- बेकार, निकम्माHindi
- 無用, 役に立たないJapanese
- onbruikbaar, nutteloosDutch
- ubrukelig, unyttig, nytteløstNorwegian
- niepotrzebny, bezużytecznyPolish
- بې کارهPashto, Pushto
- netrebuincios, inutil, nefolositorRomanian
- никчёмный, ненужный, бесполезныйRussian
- nahovno, nanič, zbytočnýSlovak
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