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
Examples of useless in a Sentence
When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself.
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
It is useless to go to a meeting without deciding up front. We said yes if others are willing to go but we have to decide before, otherwise this will backfire on us. We have to go forward - I think the market needs that but we also look at our partners outside OPEC to do the same.
First we have to drastically abolish useless laws.
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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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