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worthwhile

adjective
     
worth‧while S3
if something is worthwhile, it is important or useful, or you gain something from it:
He wanted to do a worthwhile job.
We decided to give the money to a worthwhile cause (=one that helps people).
it is worthwhile to do something
I thought it was worthwhile to clarify the matter.
it is worthwhile doing something
It wasn't worthwhile continuing with the project.

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