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useless

adjective
     
use‧less
1 not useful or effective in any way [≠ useful]:
The doctor concluded that further treatment would be useless.
a website full of useless information
virtually/completely/totally etc useless
Water had got into the radio, and now it was completely useless.
useless for
The land is useless for growing crops.
it is useless to do something
It was useless to complain.
2 informal unable or unwilling to do anything properly:
Don't ask Tim to fix it. He's completely useless.
uselessly adverb
uselessness noun [uncountable]
WORD FOCUS: bad WORD FOCUS: bad
very bad: awful, terrible, horrible, lousy informal, appalling, ghastly, atrocious, horrendous

bad, but not very bad: not very good, mediocre, second-rate, so-so, lacklustre

of bad quality: shoddy, inferior, poor quality, cheap, crummy informal

bad at doing something: be no good at something

very bad at doing something: hopeless, terrible, useless, lousy informal, incompetent

morally bad: evil, wicked, immoral, corrupt, sick, perverted, degenerate


See also
bad

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