from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Sufficiently valuable or important to be worth one's time, effort, or interest.
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- adj. Good and important enough to spend time, effort, or money on.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest
"Now, that's what I call a worthwhile experiment."
A clever man persists through difficulties in the knowledge that nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished without effort.
Despite the fact that the Hiltons are well-known for their vapidness, they do occasionally step up and participate in worthwhile activities like this from time to time.
Anything worthwhile is also hard won, I think, and true value comes at the cost of profound investment, of time, energy, thought, heart.
But without pride and arrogance, nothing worthwhile is ever done.
Krugman seems to think the conventional wisdom that prediction markets are worthwhile is bearing out to be false:
It makes me feel proud to see some of our Twilighters getting involved in worthwhile projects for the benefit of others.
But in the top 5 of the list of things that make this whole motherhood gig worthwhile is the blossoming of my daughter's father's feminism.
What has made the shift worthwhile is that now my life makes sense to me; I feel consistently guided toward growth and service, whereas before I deeply doubted my purpose and secretly thought that I had too many insoluble problems to be of real help to anyone.
It's just that their idea of what's artistically worthwhile is different than yours.
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