What does worthwhile mean?

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ˈwɜrθˈʰwaɪl, -ˈwaɪlworth·while

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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.

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. Sipho P Nkosi:

    Time and respect are the only two ingredients that makes love worthwhile.

  2. Daniel Tarullo:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Richard Feynman, Letter to Koichi Mano, February 3, 1966:

    The worthwhile problems are the ones you can really solve or help solve, the ones you can really contribute something to.

  5. Peter King:

    There's the consequences of Rosenstein that would open up, it would just create a firestorm, whether it's right or wrong to do it, the fact is it would create a firestorm that doesn't make it worthwhile.

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    the act of examining something closely (as for mistakes)
    • A. rateables
    • B. abdomen
    • C. scrutiny
    • D. perusal

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