1. having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful (Freq. 1)

the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness

Syn: ↑ineptitude
Ant: ↑worth
Derivationally related forms: ↑worthless
Hypernyms: ↑quality
2. the quality of being without practical use
Hypernyms: ↑inutility, ↑uselessness, ↑unusefulness

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