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uselessadjective

us   /ˈjus·ləs/
of no value; worthless: With dead batteries, the flashlight was useless.
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uselessadjective

uk   /ˈjuːs.ləs/ 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.
mainly UK informal not at all good at doing something: Don't ask me to add it up - I'm useless at maths. She's very good at methodical work, but useless when there's a lot of pressure. You're absolutely useless - can't you even go to the shops without getting lost!

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uselessly
adverb uk   /ˈjuːs.ləs.li/ us   /ˈjuːs.ləs.li/
His injured arm hung uselessly at his side.
uselessness
noun [U] uk   /ˈjuːs.ləs.nəs/ us   /ˈjuːs.ləs.nəs/
They complained bitterly about the uselessness of their training.
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