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Definition of "useless" []

  • Being or having no beneficial use; futile or ineffective. (adjective)
  • Incapable of functioning or assisting; ineffectual: He panics easily and is useless in an emergency. See Synonyms at futile. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "useless" in a sentence
  • "My reasons for this will show why I consider the term useless and muddled."
  • "The moderate-conservative GOP leader considers the term useless, viewing it as a fifth-wheel after-thought approach to expanding the party's base."
  • "Early in the siege, the governor of the town drove out what he called the useless mouths, to the number of seventeen hundred persons, men and women, young and old."