What are some opposite words for worthless?

Antonyms for worthless
ˈwɜrθ lɪs

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term worthless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthless(adj)

    lacking in usefulness or value

    "a worthless idler"

    Antonyms:
    good, invaluable, priceless, precious, worth(p), valuable, blue-chip, semiprecious, rich

    Synonyms:
    despicable, unworthy, slimy, vile, ugly, wretched

  2. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

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

    Antonyms:
    precious, worth(p), valuable, priceless, invaluable, blue-chip, semiprecious, good, rich

    Synonyms:
    frightful, queasy, offensive, pitiable, pathetic, nauseating, piteous, vile, loathsome, misfortunate, suffering, miserable, pitiful, hapless, horrible, unworthy, nauseous, slimy, undeserving, horrifying, atrocious, deplorable, sickening, ugly, woeful, noisome, wretched, poor, execrable, despicable, slimed, surly

Wiktionary

  1. worthless(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    miserable, valueless, useless

  2. worthless(adjective)

    Not having worth and use, without value, inconsequential.

    Synonyms:
    valueless, miserable, useless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. worthless

    Vain (Latin vanus, empty) keeps the etymological idea through all changes of meaning; a vain endeavor is empty of result, or of adequate power to produce a result, a vain pretension is empty or destitute of support, a vain person has a conceit that is empty or destitute of adequate cause or reason. That which is bootless, fruitless, or profitless fails to accomplish any valuable result; that which is abortive, ineffectual, or unavailing fails to accomplish a result that it was, or was supposed to be, adapted to accomplish. That which is useless, futile, or vain is inherently incapable of accomplishing a specified result. Useless, in the widest sense, signifies not of use for any valuable purpose, and is thus closely similar to valueless and worthless. Fruitless is more final than ineffectual, as applying to the sum or harvest of endeavor. That which is useless lacks actual fitness for a purpose; that which is vain lacks imaginable fitness. Compare VACANT; OSTENTATION; PRIDE.

    Compare synonyms for UTILITY.

    Antonyms:
    adequate, advantageous, beneficial, competent, effective, efficient, expedient, potent, powerful, profitable, real, serviceable, solid, sound, substantial, sufficient, useful, valid, valuable, worthy

    Synonyms:
    abortive, baseless, bootless, deceitful, delusive, empty, fruitless, futile, idle, inconstant, ineffectual, nugatory, null, profitless, shadowy, trifling, trivial, unavailing, unimportant, unprofitable, unreal, unsatisfying, unserviceable, unsubstantial, useless, vain, vapid, visionary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. worthless

    Antonyms:
    costly, rich, rare, valuable, worthy, useful, honorable, estimable, excellent, noble, precious, admirable, virtuous

    Synonyms:
    cheap, vile, valueless, useless, base, contemptible, despicable, reprobate, vicious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worthless(a)

    Synonyms:
    valueless, good-for-nothing, futile, trashy, unworthy, trumpery, scurvy, contemptible

Editors Contribution

  1. value

    if something has no value, it is worthless.

    a contract for goods and services that is not signed has no value. it is worthless.

    Submitted by JP03 on May 3, 2015  

How to use worthless in a sentence?

  1. Policy Studies Jessica Vaughan:

    The administration has been saying Americans are more secure because of information sharing, but the program is worthless if it’s not being implemented.

  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. Hilario Elizalde:

    The donkey is worth a lot, without these animals, we would be worthless.

  4. TLHAKA TLHANKANE:

    Most people live sad lives because they have they have succeeded in designing and perfecting a path to sorrow thinking they are building a road to happiness. I will be happy if I befriend or even marry this rich fool, if I buy this worthless tool, if I sit on this corrupted stool, if I drown and kill myself in a debt pool, if I wear this dirty wool, if I ride on this dangerous bull.

  5. Dwight D. Eisenhower, A speech to the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference in Washington, DC on Nov. 14, 1957:

    Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.

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