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Russian translation of “useless”


adjective     /ˈjuːsləs/
THING B1 If something is useless, it does not work well or it has no effect.
бесполезный, никуда не годный
This umbrella's useless - there's a big hole in it. [+ doing sth] It's useless arguing with her.Useless and futile
PERSON UK informal having no skill in an activity
Dave's useless at football.Useless and futile
(Definition of useless adjective from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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