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"worthless" in British English

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worthlessadjective

uk   /ˈwɜːθ.ləs/ us   /ˈwɝːθ.ləs/
(Definition of worthless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worthless" in American English

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worthlessadjective

us   /ˈwɜrθ·ləs/
  • worthless adjective (MONEY)

having no value in money: Now that the company has gone bankrupt, your contract is worthless.
  • worthless adjective (IMPORTANCE)

unimportant or useless: Examples of this artist’s early works remind me that he was not worthless, as some reviewers seemed to feel.
(Definition of worthless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"worthless" in Business English

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worthlessadjective

uk   /ˈwɜːθləs/ us  
having no value: The stock is virtually worthless, trading at less than 6 cents a share.
not important or useful: The security system he bought turned out to be worthless.
(Definition of worthless from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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