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useless

use·less

useless

pronunciation:
yus lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: serving no beneficial or practical purpose.
synonyms:
aimless, good-for-nothing, purposeless, valueless, worthless
antonyms:
beneficial, grateful, helpful, profitable, useful, valuable
similar words:
idle, impractical, naught, no-good, nugatory, trifling, unhelpful, unusable, vain, waste
definition 2: not able to produce the desired or necessary effect; futile.
His pleas were useless.
synonyms:
bootless, fruitless, futile, idle, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, vain
antonyms:
helpful
similar words:
abortive, barren, feeble, hopeless, impotent, impracticable, otiose, pointless, unfeasible, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, unworkable, void
derivations: uselessly (adv.), uselessness (n.)
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The word useless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1