use´less|ly

use´less|ly
use|less «YOOS lihs», adjective.
of no use; worthless: »

a useless person, a useless effort. A television set would be useless without electricity.

use´less|ly, adverb.
use´less|ness, noun.
Synonym Study Useless, ineffectual mean having or being of no value for a purpose. Useless implies having no practical value under the circumstances: »

An electric toaster is useless to a camper in the woods.

Ineffectual implies having no means to accomplish a purpose or having no effect whatever: »

Her attempts to become friends again after the quarrel were ineffectual.


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  • use´less|ness — use|less «YOOS lihs», adjective. of no use; worthless: »a useless person, a useless effort. A television set would be useless without electricity. –use´less|ly, adverb. –use´less|ness, noun. Synonym Study Useless, ineffectual mean having or being …   Useful english dictionary

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  • less */*/*/ — UK [les] / US adverb, determiner, preposition, pronoun Summary: Less is the comparative form of the function word little and can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (before a noun): Eat less fat. ♦ Schools put less emphasis on being… …   English dictionary

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