Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being worthless.

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  • noun The quality of lacking worth, of being valueless, useless or devoid of benefit.

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

  • noun the quality of being without practical use
  • noun having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful

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Examples

  • The problem is, young gay kids -- the target of It Gets Better -- are learning about their worthlessness from the actions of the President's office.

    Emma Ruby-Sachs: It Gets Better, But No Thanks To You, President Obama

  • The problem is, young gay kids -- the target of It Gets Better -- are learning about their worthlessness from the actions of the President's office.

    Emma Ruby-Sachs: It Gets Better, But No Thanks To You, President Obama

  • The problem is, young gay kids -- the target of It Gets Better -- are learning about their worthlessness from the actions of the President's office.

    Emma Ruby-Sachs: It Gets Better, But No Thanks To You, President Obama

  • The problem is, young gay kids -- the target of It Gets Better -- are learning about their worthlessness from the actions of the President's office.

    Emma Ruby-Sachs: It Gets Better, But No Thanks To You, President Obama

  • This usually causes an eruption of huge emotion as the normal feeling of worthlessness is contradicted by the new worth in the person’s bank account.

    Scripting News for 3/17/2008 « Scripting News Annex

  • As to the "worthlessness" of the bonds that the Treasury has issued to * itself* in the trust fund as a means of saving to finance its future obigations, they are no more or less worthless than any debt that any party issues to itself as a means of saving to pay a future cash flow need.

    Social Security Reform, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • No point carrying the burden of that lie, as well as of the great one, that you (alone among humanity - and along with all the rest of us who are alone in our 'worthlessness') are nothing.

    Enough

  • Behind the hard, shiny surface of black male bravado and black female flashiness is the reality many black couples face: eroded self-confidence brought on by self-doubt and acute awareness of one's "worthlessness" Petey says as much to Dewey that "talking is the only thing I can do without breaking the law" in the system and the narrow opportunities one faces when one is black and an ex-convict.

    The Women Behind "Talk to Me" (Spoiler Alert)

  • Behind the hard, shiny surface of black male bravado and black female flashiness is the reality many black couples face: eroded self-confidence brought on by self-doubt and acute awareness of one's "worthlessness" Petey says as much to Dewey that "talking is the only thing I can do without breaking the law" in the system and the narrow opportunities one faces when one is black and an ex-convict.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • "trumpery," and so supplement the idea of worthlessness with that other idea, equally grateful to the author, of deceit.

    Style

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