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Synonyms for worthless
ˈwɜrθ lɪsworth·less

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Wiktionary

  1. worthlessadjective

    Synonyms:
    miserable, valueless, useless

  2. worthlessadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 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. 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 Words

  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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#2964empty
#5907suffering
#6274offensive
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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:

    Hope is a river full of expectations or anticipations. Therefore, do dive into it and swim as long as you live. Even if whatever you are doing presently seems abortive. For, surely a hopeful life is bound to be a successful life. Yes! It is a matter of time. But contrariwise, a hopeless life is likely to emerge a worthless life. So, be hopeful and remain hopeful for life and never hopeless. -Emeasoba George

  2. President Barack Obama:

    It's not enough to celebrate the ideals that we're built on, liberty and justice and equality for all. Those just can't be words on paper, the work of every generation is to make those words mean something, concrete in the lives of our children. And we won't get there as long as kids in Baltimore or Ferguson or New York or Appalachia or the Mississippi delta or the Pine Ridge reservation believe that their lives are somehow worthless.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    Faith is of paramount importance. As a matter of fact, it takes faith to persevere all through hardtimes, trials and challenges. Moreover, it takes faith to believe that what the future or tomorrow holds in stock is far much greater than whatever the past or yesterday has already offered i.e. it takes faith to acknowledge and believe it is possible that the best or the greatest of good old days or yester years is probable to become the worst or the least of what is yet to come i.e. what is ahead of you. Besides, it takes faith to leap and reap God's promises, healing, health, breakthrough and even salvation of human soul. Yes! it is written in (John 11 : 40) "if only you would believe, you shall see or receive the glory of God". Permit me to tell you that the importance of faith is synonymous with importance of love and money. Oh! yes, love is also of paramount importance. No wonder the scripture says in (1st Corianthians 13 : 2) It says, "whoever that do not love is "NOTHING" .i.e. irrespective of your social status, qualification and affluence. For the fact you don't love all and sundry, you are "WORTHLESS" in God's sight. Come to think of money, the scripture says in (Ecclesiastes 10 : 19) it says, "money answers all things and not at all some things". Obviously that infers, as long as you are still living you can't do without money. Moreover, with regards to faith itself which is the subject matter, the scripture says in (Hebrews 10 : 38) it says, "the just shall live by faith, but if anyone draws back my soul will have no pleasure in him" i.e. the person in question. Likewise, the scripture says in (Hebrews 11 : 6) it says, "without faith it is impossible to please God". Now, all of the above indicates, it takes nothing else to please God almighty except faith. Besides, all of the above illustrations evidently signifies, faith is truly of paramount importance. So, if you've been faithless all these while. Hence forth, reawaken your senses and then become and remain faithful no matter what happens. I mean, admit the importance of faith, imbibe it (faith) as your attitude, profess it convincingly and undoubtedly too. As well, live with/by it on daily basis. For, that's just expected of you.

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    The pleasure we derive from doing favors is partly in the feeling it gives us that we are not altogether worthless. It is a pleasant surprise to ourselves.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's been debated for years whether Beauty is in the eye of the beholder or Beauty is in the heart of the beholder. Yet it's not so well appreciated that Beauty can be totally worthless without her true appreciator. As Sir Allama Iqbal pointed out in his poetry: "For a thousand years the most beautiful and rare flower of Narcissus (or Nargis) laments her blindness. It's with great difficulties that the one with true vision is ever born in the garden." I also believe that either Beauty or Creativity or Genius attains her true meaning only after meeting with her authentic aficionado, her true appreciator; and that seldom happens easily. A connoisseur is therefore absolutely critical, IMHO, for the existence of Beauty, Creativity and Genius in our world.


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