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use·less

useless

 
pronunciation:
yus lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having no good or practical purpose.
It is useless to try to move all this furniture when we're so tired.
synonyms:
aimless, worthless
antonyms:
beneficial, helpful, profitable, useful, valuable
similar words:
idle, impractical, vain, waste
derivations: uselessly (adv.), uselessness (n.)
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The word useless contains the following parts:
us, ut, util Latin root that means use
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-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1