worthless Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “worthless” in the English Dictionary

"worthless" in British English

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uk   /ˈwɜːθ.ləs/  us   /ˈwɝːθ-/

worthless adjective (NO MONEY)

C2 having no ​value in ​money: The company's ​shares are now virtually worthless. He said the ​jewels were worthless ​fakes.

worthless adjective (NOT IMPORTANT)

C1 not ​important or not ​useful: She was ​criticized so much by her ​employers that she ​began to ​feel worthless.
noun [U] uk   us   /ˈ-nəs/
People who have been ​abused as ​children often ​experience feelings/a ​sense of worthlessness.
(Definition of worthless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worthless" in American English

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 us   /ˈwɜrθ·ləs/

worthless adjective (MONEY)

having no ​value in ​money: Now that the ​company has gone ​bankrupt, ​yourcontract is worthless.

worthless adjective (IMPORTANCE)

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

"worthless" in Business English

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