Synonyms of worthless in English:


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1‘the icon turns out to be worthless’

valueless, of little value, of no value, of little worth, of no worth, without value, of little financial value, of no financial value, meritless
trashy, paltry, poor quality, of poor quality, low quality, of low quality, inferior, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, cheap, cheap and nasty, shoddy, tawdry, gimcrack
informal crummy
British informal rubbishy, two a penny, ten a penny, twopenny-halfpenny
North American informal nickel-and-dime

valuable, precious

2‘your conclusions are utterly worthless’

useless, no use, of no benefit, to no avail, futile, ineffective, ineffectual, fruitless, unproductive, unavailing, pointless, nugatory, valueless, inadequate, deficient, defective, inferior, unsatisfactory, meaningless, senseless, insubstantial, empty, hollow, silly, banal, trifling, petty, inconsequential, lame, paltry, pathetic, piddling
informal a dead loss
archaic bootless
rare unfructuous


3‘he was destroyed by his loyalty to his worthless son’

good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well, useless, despicable, contemptible, base, low, vile, abject, debased, degraded, ignominious, mean, corrupt, villainous, depraved, degenerate, wretched, miserable, sorry, shiftless, feckless, incompetent
informal no-good, no-account, lousy