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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.
I regret paying good money for this useless product.His advice was useless because he really didn't understand my problem.These old tapes are useless now that we no longer have anything to play them on.The old remedies were in fact useless against the disease.
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, as his attackers knew no mercy.All efforts to save the ship were useless in the raging storm.
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
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derivations: uselessly (adv.), uselessness (n.)
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