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useless

adjective uk   us   /ˈjuːs.ləs/
B1 of no use; not working or not achieving what is needed: Without fuel, the vehicles will become useless for moving supplies. [+ to infinitive] It's useless to speculate without more information. She's very good at methodical work, but useless when there's a lot of pressure.informal You're absolutely useless (= not able to act effectively) - can't you even go to the shops without getting lost!
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uselessly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
uselessness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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