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ˈwɜrθ lɪsworth·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthlessadjective

    lacking in usefulness or value

    "a worthless idler"

  2. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretchedadjective

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"

Wiktionary

  1. worthlessadjective

    Not having worth and use, without value, inconsequential.

  2. Etymology: From *, from weorþleas, equivalent to. Cognate with waardeloos, wertlos, värdelös.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Worthlessadjective

    Etymology: from worth.

    You, his false hopes, the trust of England’s honour,
    Keep off aloof with worthless emulation. William Shakespeare.

    A little time will melt her frozen thoughts,
    And worthless Valentine shall be forgot. William Shakespeare.

    On Laura’s lap you lay,
    Chiding the worthless crowd away. Wentworth Dillon.

    My anxious pains we all the day,
    In search of what we like, employ:
    Scorning at night the worthless prey,
    We find the labour gave the joy. Matthew Prior.

    Am I then doom’d to fall
    By a boy’s hand? and for a worthless woman? Addison.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worthlessadjective

    destitute of worth; having no value, virtue, excellence, dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile; mean; as, a worthless garment; a worthless ship; a worthless man or woman; a worthless magistrate

  2. Etymology: [AS. weorles.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthless in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of worthless in a Sentence

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's been debated for years whether Beauty is in the eye of the beholder or Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. Yet it's not so well appreciated that Beauty can be totally worthless without her true appreciator. As Sir Allama Iqbal pointed out in his poetry: "For a thousand years the most beautiful and rare flower of Narcissus (or Nargis) laments her blindness. It's with great difficulties that the one with true vision is ever born in the garden." I also believe that either Beauty or Creativity or Genius attains her true meaning only after meeting with her authentic aficionado, her true appreciator; and that seldom happens easily. A connoisseur is therefore absolutely critical, IMHO, for the existence of Beauty, Creativity and Genius in our world.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Every child must be encouraged to get as much education as he has the ability to take. We want this not only for his sakebut for the nations sake. Nothing matters more to the future of our country: not military preparednessfor armed might is worthless if we lack the brain power to build a world of peace; not our productive economyfor we cannot sustain growth without trained manpower; not our democratic system of governmentfor freedom is fragile if citizens are ignorant.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    No one is worthless in actual sense. Yes, the only one who is ever worthless is he/she that refuses to truly love all and sundry.

  4. Milton Friedman:

    Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Until and unless you love all and all over as well, you're worthless and never worthwhile. Yes! you are either worthless or worthwhile, you can't be both (worthwhile) and (worthless) simultaneously.

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