Definitions for worthless
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word worthless.
lacking in usefulness or value
"a worthless idler"
despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretchedadjective
"would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
Not having worth and use, without value, inconsequential.
Etymology: From *, from weorþleas, equivalent to. Cognate with waardeloos, wertlos, värdelös.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
Worthless refers to anything that has no value, usefulness, or worth. It can be used to describe objects, efforts, or even behaviors that are deemed insignificant, unproductive, irrelevant, or without any benefit.
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
Etymology: [AS. weorles.]
The numerical value of worthless in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of worthless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
It's not enough to celebrate the ideals that we're built on, liberty and justice and equality for all. Those just can't be words on paper, the work of every generation is to make those words mean something, concrete in the lives of our children. And we won't get there as long as kids in Baltimore or Ferguson or New York or Appalachia or the Mississippi delta or the Pine Ridge reservation believe that their lives are somehow worthless.
Grant us a brief delay impulse in everything is but a worthless servant.
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
There is no such thing as a worthless book though there are some far worse than worthless; no book that is not worth preserving, if its existence may be tolerated; as there may be some men whom it may be proper to hang, but none should be suffered to starve.
When they arrive in a different country they have difficulties living in a different culture, in a world speaking a different language, they have self-confidence problems, fear. Some think they are worthless.
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- لا قيمة لهArabic
- ανάξιος, άρχηστος, τιποτένιοςGreek
- sin valorSpanish
- sans valeur, misérable, nulle, nul, ne vaut rienFrench
- חסר תועלת, חסר ערך, עלובHebrew
- insignificante, senza valore, inutile, privo di valore, inconsistenteItalian
- חסר ערךHebrew
- 無価値, つまらない, 軽賎Japanese
- 보잘것없다, 가치없는Korean
- nequam, inutilisLatin
- беско́рисен, бе́звреденMacedonian
- verdilaus, verdlausNorwegian Nynorsk
- verdiløs, verdilausNorwegian
- bezwartościowy, nic nie wartPolish
- بې کارهPashto, Pushto
- sem valor, inútilPortuguese
- бесполе́зный, никчёмный, [[ничего́]] не [[стоить, никуды́шный, бесполезныйRussian
- విలువ లేని, కొరగానిTelugu
- değersiz, naçiz, kıymetsizTurkish
- нічого не вартіUkrainian
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