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Worthless \Worth"less\, a. [AS. weor[eth]le['a]s.] Destitute of worth; having no value, virtue, excellence, dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile; mean; as, a worthless garment; a worthless ship; a worthless man or woman; a worthless magistrate. [1913 Webster] 'T is a worthless world to win or lose. --Byron. [1913 Webster] -- Worth"less*ly, adv. -- Worth"less*ness, n. [1913 Webster]

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worthless adj : lacking in excellence or value; "a worthless idler" [ant: valuable]

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  1. Not having worth and use, without value, inconsequential.
    Lies are as important as truth, for without lies, the truth is worthless.
    The committee's decision is worthless, it is not going to be acted upon.
    Don't be a worthless slouch! Go get yourself a job.

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