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  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. worthless(a)

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

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#988base
#1711poor
#2578null
#2964empty
#5907suffering
#6274offensive
#7689ugly
#8709horrible
#9013idle
#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. Kyle Porter:

    It'll be the most expensive and worthless piece of paper I ever had.

  2. 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.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    The best lesson to lessen stress and strain in own life is keep people mostly away from networking as they are often and mainly increasing tension through senseless talking and worthless hobnobbing.

  4. 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.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    A person without Character is like a beautiful flower with no fragrance, IMHO. Beauty, knowledge and wealth become worthless in the absence of Character. Life loses its meaning forever, once the Character is lost or compromised.....just like a beautiful flower that has no fragrance.

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