Definitions

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  • adj. Of no value or profit, useless, unprofitable

Etymologies

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From Middle English unnoteful ("useless, unprofitable"), from un- + noteful ("useful"). More at noteful.

Examples

  • "You would encourage me," he said quietly, and in tones which, to the unnoteful ear, would have seemed natural enough, but which, knowing him as I did, were slightly sarcastic, and containing a deeper signification than they gave out: "but you are the better player.

    Confession, or, the Blind Heart; a Domestic Story

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