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Definitions for worthwhile
ˈwɜrθˈʰwaɪl, -ˈwaɪlworth·while

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthwhile(adj)

    sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest

    "a worthwhile book"


  1. worthwhile(Adjective)

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

    Doing volunteer work to help others is truly worthwhile.

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. Anuj Somany:

    A wise merely smiles when something is either said or done worthwhile; The fools usually laugh even when someone tries to beguile them.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

  3. Robert Sutton:

    Letting it go might be worthwhile, especially if you aren't going to work with that person again or it's not going to affect your career, everyone should know when you break bad news to bosses or anybody else, they tend to like you less.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Have you been or rather are you being bothered about your future? If yes, then you've been a worrywart all the while. However, you've got to stop being worried about your future or tomorrow. Because, you don't have to worry about it and you don't equally need to know what the future holds for you. Rather, all you need to know is the one who holds the future right inside the palms of his hands. And, the person in question is nobody else but Almighty God. Believe you me, once you acknowledge him (God Almighty). Your future must surely become worthwhile. For, acknowledgement of God as the holder and controller of the future guarantees and leads to enviable success or future. Do remember, because he (God) lives, you can face and maximize the future ahead of you. Unless you think otherwise. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Ingrid Weir:

    If at first you don't succeed, sure, try again... but if you keep not succeeding, you should probably concentrate on something (or someone) else worthwhile & quit wasting your time.

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