from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking worth; of no use or value.
- adj. Low; despicable.
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- adj. Not having worth and use, without value, inconsequential.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destitute of worth; having no value, virtue, excellence, dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile; mean.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of no value or use; valueless; useless.
- Lacking in or destitute of worth, dignity, excellence, or merit; mean; contemptible.
- Unworthy; not deserving.
- Synonyms Unserviceable, unprofitable.
- Base, vile, depraved, graceless, trashy, trumpery, flimsy, tinsel, trifling, paltry, frivolous.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. morally reprehensible
- adj. lacking in usefulness or value
Union under the Constitution, which he called a worthless bit of old parchment.
He wanted no restoration of the Union under the Constitution, which he called a worthless bit of old parchment.
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We now had music in the true sense of the word, and Conductor Alois Schmitt from Schwerin contributed an odd share by performing what he called a worthless old composition of his.
Contributing in the many ways that I can. what you call worthless rituals are not worthless to some.
I find that "worthless" is the closest translation to English that works in 99% of the uses.
Then, too, the dying testimony of what is commonly called the worthless Negro, is given wider publicity and greater credence than the precept and example of ten thousand living, straightforward, upright Negroes.
I called the worthless wonder Delahunt (Rat) since he's my congresscritter, and then also called Rep Roy Blunt, letting them know my feelings about Delahunt and the bill.
Dernier said certificates declaring ships seaworthy had generally become "worthless" -- while the number of foreign vessels with incompetent crews was increasing.
For my part, I cannot see why the king, who has so many advantages on his side, if he desires to destroy us, should swear oaths and tender solemn pledges merely in order to perjure himself in the sight of heaven, to render his word worthless and his credit discreditable the wide world over.”
If no buyer came forward and Bear Stearns ` collateral turned out to be worthless, which isn ` t exactly a crazy thought, then all of their billions in losses would have effectively been shifted over to our government and then shifted to you.