Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having no value; worthless.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having no value.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Being of no value; having no worth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of value: having no worth; worthless.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of no value

Etymologies

value +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Woman and wife being, according to masculine ideas, interchangeable terms, it follows that, since the labour of a wife is valueless from the economic point of view, the labour of any woman is valueless.

    Marriage as a Trade

  • ‘And teaches us how vile and valueless is the opinion of our fellow-men.’

    Chapter 17 - Part X

  • A good many causes have combined to bring about the sweating of women customary in most, if not all, departments of the labour market; but it seems to me that not the least of those causes is the long-established usage of regarding the work of a wife in the home as valueless from the economic point of view – a thing to be paid for (if paid for at all) by occasional gushes of sentiment.

    Marriage as a Trade

  • Must the life be a failure, useless and valueless, that is not as completely happy as it possibly might have been?

    Wisdom and Destiny

  • I immediately guessed that, finding her old calling valueless, she had betaken herself to her present mode of life, in the hopes of preying on the superstition and credulity of her fellow-creatures.

    The Golden Grasshopper A story of the days of Sir Thomas Gresham

  • If the prize is located within the marketplace, then all objects outside become 'valueless'.

    Background Documents

  • There is a phrase in one of his own rather vague and "valueless" essays

    Some Diversions of a Man of Letters

  • Nor only the story about how the Arizona desert - deemed at one point a "valueless" land by a U.S.

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  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, said the sanctions were "valueless" and incapable of hurting his people.

    WN.com - Photown News

  • Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, said the sanctions were "valueless" and incapable of hurting his people.

    WN.com - Photown News

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