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Synonyms for worthless
ˈwɜrθ lɪsworth·less

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Wiktionary2.5 / 2 votes

  1. worthlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    miserable, valueless, useless

  2. worthlessadjective

    Not having worth and use, without value, inconsequential.

    Synonyms:
    valueless, miserable, useless

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. worthlessadjective

    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, wretchedadjective

    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

Editors Contribution3.2 / 23 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. worthlessadjective

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

  2. worthlessadjective

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

  3. worthlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    refuse, waste

  4. worthlessadjective

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

  5. worthlessadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. worthlessadjective

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#26975futile
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#43288hapless
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#50274atrocious
#54515frightful
#55032deplorable
#55524deceitful
#55539unprofitable
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#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. Rabbi Reuven Yaacobov:

    Anything done by a machine is worthless.

  2. 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.

  3. Henry Miller:

    What we all hope in reaching for a book, is to meet a man of our own heart, to experience tragedies and delights which we ourselves lack the courage to invite, to dream dreams which will render life more hallucinating, perhaps also to discover a philosophy of life which will make us more adequate in meeting the trials and ordeals which beset us. To merely add to our store of knowledge or improve our culture, whatever that may mean, seems worthless to me.

  4. Deshawn Yeldell:

    This world probably sees me as broken and a so-so worthless rejected lifeless tree in a lost wasteland, looked at as many-many hopelessness’s, In God’s eyes, I appeared as this golden tree of life, only the ones free from blindness can see my true reality. -MillYentei D.Y.

  5. Saadi:

    From the Gulistan Be not over much angry with thy slave; Treat him not unjustly, and pain not his feelings. True, thou mayst have bought him for ten direms; But 'twas not by thy power that he was created. There is a tradition of the Prophet--peace be upon him!--that on the day of the resurrection the greatest grief will be when the pious slave is carried to Paradise, and his worthless master is borne away to Hell.


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