worth´while´ness

worth´while´ness
worth|while or worth-while «WURTH HWYL», adjective.
worth time, attention, or effort; having real merit: »

He ought to spend his time on some worthwhile reading.

SYNONYM(S): valuable, useful.
worth´while´ness,
worth´-while´ness, noun.
Usage Worthwhile or worth-while is the form used before a noun: »

a worthwhile undertaking.

As predicate complement it is written as two words: »

It's hardly worth while.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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