HyperDic: useless

English > 1 sense of the word useless:
ADJECTIVEalluselesshaving no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
useless > pronunciation
Soundsyuw'slahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > useless: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningHaving no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully.
Examples
  • "a kitchen full of useless gadgets"
  • "she is useless in an emergency"
Attribute ofutility, usefulnessThe quality of being of practical use
Narrowerfutile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing, meaninglessproducing no result or effect
inutilenot worth using
unserviceable, unusable, unuseablenot capable of being used
See alsoineffective, uneffective, ineffectualnot producing an intended effect
unprofitableproducing little or no profit or gain
unserviceablenot ready for service
Oppositeuseful, utileOf use or service
Spanishincapaz, ineficaz, inepto, inservible, inútil, vano
Catalanincapaç, ineficaç, inepte, inútil, va
Nounsuselessnessthe quality of having no practical use
Adverbsuselesslyin a useless manner

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