What does worthwhile mean?

Definitions for worthwhile
ˈwɜrθˈʰwaɪl, -ˈwaɪlworth·while

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word worthwhile.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthwhileadjective

    sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest

    "a worthwhile book"


  1. worthwhileadjective

    Good and important enough to spend time, effort, or money on.

    Doing volunteer work to help others is truly worthwhile.


  1. worthwhile

    Worthwhile refers to something that is deserving of time, effort, or attention due to its value, importance, potential benefit or significance. It is worth doing or pursuing due to expected positive results or impacts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. worthwhile

    worth the time or effort spent

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worthwhile' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4278

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worthwhile' in Adjectives Frequency: #765

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthwhile in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthwhile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of worthwhile in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Tarullo:

    It may be worthwhile taking a look at those merchant banking guidelines for all activities, not just commodities.

  2. Read MoreIn Macron , Zuckerberg:

    This question is worthwhile.

  3. Alan Henning A taxi driver:

    It's all worthwhile when you see what is needed actually gets where it needs to go.

  4. Ed Dorff:

    It’s one of those things where you’re gonna be damned if you do and damned if you don’t, you balance the concern for safety with whether or not this disruption is going to be worthwhile or not.

  5. Natasha Bedingfield:

    When we were asked by the UN to write a song, we wanted to write one that reminds us that having ownership of our world means taking care of it, not using it and abusing it, it is our hope that this song will support the politicians who are fighting for these changes and will rally people everywhere to take it personally and get involved in solutions, and also to encourage young people that protecting our planet is worthwhile and possible.

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