What are some alternative words for worthless?

Synonyms for worthless
ˈwɜrθ lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthless(adj)

    lacking in usefulness or value

    "a worthless idler"

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

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

  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"

    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

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

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.

    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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. worthless

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. floccinaucinihilipilification

    rare. the estimation of something as valueless (encountered mainly as an example of one of the longest words in the english language).

    this is a floccinaucinihilipilification thing

    Submitted by JP03 on October 27, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. worthless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    useless, valueless, naught, bootless, fruitless, profitless, nugatory, unserviceable, futile, unproductive, unprofitable, miserable, poor, wretched

  2. worthless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    base, vile, unworthy, ignoble, abject, depraved, profligate, abandoned, graceless, good for nothing

  3. worthless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    refuse, waste

  4. worthless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    tinsel, showy, glittering, gaudy, superficial, trashy, trumpery, flimsy

  5. worthless(a.)

    Synonyms:
    trifling, trivial, paltry, frivolous, slight, piddling, of no moment, of small importance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worthless(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    useless, pointless, unnecessary, futile, good-for-nothing, non-taxable, meaningless

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2964empty
#5907suffering
#6274offensive
#7689ugly
#8709horrible
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#9462unnecessary
#10226useless
#12556trivial
#13230unreal
#15690vain
#15992vicious
#17102miserable
#18127pathetic
#18270pointless
#19590visionary
#19887meaningless
#20769worthless
#26975futile
#27379vile
#30945wretched
#32026unimportant
#38689shadowy
#38945unworthy
#39885horrifying
#40996pitiful
#43288hapless
#46824surly
#47706despicable
#48116fruitless
#48458sickening
#48820slimy
#50274atrocious
#54515frightful
#55032deplorable
#55524deceitful
#55539unprofitable
#60134baseless
#61666ineffectual
#65966loathsome
#69037trifling
#72180abortive
#77165woeful
#79651contemptible
#81217nauseous
#86575queasy
#90731unsatisfying
#92197piteous
#94014vapid
#94915nauseating
#108976undeserving
#109464unavailing
#118132reprobate
#118554valueless
#119822pitiable
#131299unserviceable
#143060execrable
#146779inconstant
#203636delusive
#227568noisome
#244598unsubstantial
#245515nugatory
#253614slimed
#291737profitless

How to use worthless in a sentence?

  1. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Everyone needs self-confidence including you. Yes! for, it allows one or you to make mistakes and yet cope with them and failures without feeling that one's or your own world has come to an end. It equally makes one or you never to feel worthless and hopeless in life. Thus, you've got to be self-confident. ~Emeasoba George.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    People who appreciate the worthless or selfish post of a person on social media are more to be worried and wary of than those who do not admire anything of anyone.

  3. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Do what is expected of you, dare to say all that you ought to say, as well endeavour to write and publish all your thoughts or ideas. Moreover, never mind who will read, assimilate, utilize, apply or criticize them (presently) or (subsequently). In other words, strive to do your best in life and then relax and allow the end to justify the means. For, the end is meant to justify the means. Yes! the end of your life should be worthwhile and not at all worthless. If the reverse is the case, then believe you me it is not yet the end of your life (your expected end is yet to come). ~Emeasoba George

  4. Czech Industry Minister Jan Mladek:

    I would narrow this to two options. Either the owners will lower their demands for the sale of worthless shares ... or there will be insolvency, it would have to be significantly less (for the sale), and we would have to reach consensus with the finance minister, which I do not consider to be entirely easy after today's debate in the cabinet.

  5. 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.


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