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But there are a shameful number of schools that are almost useless. The Sun (2017)He sees you stressed and unhappy, cannot think how to make you feel better and so is feeling useless. The Sun (2016)But my hobby is passing on useless information. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You know it is on its way but that knowledge is almost useless. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps that partially explains why my generation has proved itself so spectacularly useless with money. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They feel useless being no longer productive workers and yet having little to do at home. Introduction to Social Administration in Britain (1990)But arguments from the best of all worlds are always worse than useless. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His left arm is useless and his leg so weak he walks with a limp. The Sun (2012)But it is also home to some pretty useless information. The Sun (2014)It was expensive and almost completely useless. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So all you can do is watch and feel useless. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He knew that he was almost useless. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Many people retire and age quickly and feel useless. The Sun (2008)We are brilliant at inventing stuff but absolutely useless at making the necessary investment to keep our ideas fresh and relevant. The Sun (2012)Drugs and pills are worse than useless, if anything they are harmful. AN UNLIKELY COUNTESS: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway (2004)They may be a useless waste of money, at worst they may be dangerous. The Sun (2011)They told me it was absolutely useless, riddled with gout. The Sun (2013)Why does our useless Government always treat military heroes so badly? The Sun (2009)You would not accept a numb arm or useless leg - why accept numb feelings? Coming Off Tranquillizers and Sleeping Pills (1991)What's the single most useless piece of information you possess? The Sun (2012)Beware packaged accounts, as you may waste money on useless perks. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It shows it's an absolutely useless system. The Sun (2010)The Yanks were not always useless at the game. The Sun (2006)I quite like to go and just be useless at something. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Although it is easy to think of habits as being either bad or useless, most of the habits that we have as adults are good ones. Good Habits, Bad Habits (1994)So couple all these faults to a car with a pointless turn of speed and you're left with something more useless than a bright green spy. Times, Sunday Times (2006)As the doctors struggled to get him out, they tore the nerve complex in his neck, leaving his left arm useless. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: useless /ˈjuːslɪs/ ADJECTIVE
unusable If something is useless, you cannot use it.
Their money was useless in this country.
- American English: useless
- Arabic: غَيْرُ مُفِيد
- Brazilian Portuguese: inútil
- Chinese: 无用的
- Croatian: beskoristan
- Czech: nepoužitelný
- Danish: ubrugelig
- Dutch: onhandig
- European Spanish: inútil
- Finnish: hyödytön käyttökelvoton
- French: inexploitable
- German: nutzlos
- Greek: άχρηστος
- Italian: inutile
- Japanese: 役に立たない
- Korean: 무익한
- Norwegian: ubrukelig
- Polish: bezużyteczny
- European Portuguese: inútil
- Romanian: inutil
- Russian: бесполезный
- Spanish: inútil
- Swedish: värdelös
- Thai: ซึ่งไม่มีประโยชน์
- Turkish: yararsız
- Ukrainian: даремний
- Vietnamese: vô dụng
British English: useless ADJECTIVE
ineffective If you say that someone or something is useless, you mean that they are no good at all.
Their education system is useless.
Definition of useless from the Collins English Dictionary
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