useless Definition

  • 1not fulfilling or not expected to achieve the intended purpose or desired outcome
  • 2having no practical use or advantage

Using useless: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "useless" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The old computer is useless for modern software.

  • Example

    His advice was useless and didn't help me at all.

  • Example

    The broken phone is now useless.

  • Example

    The meeting was useless and didn't accomplish anything.

useless Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with useless

  • information that has no practical value or relevance


    I don't need to know all this useless information.

  • completely ineffective or useless


    His attempt to fix the car was as useless as a screen door on a submarine.

  • useless as a chocolate teapot

    completely useless or ineffective


    Her advice was as useless as a chocolate teapot.


Summary: useless in Brief

The term 'useless' [ˈjuːsləs] refers to something that does not fulfill its intended purpose or have any practical use. It can be used to describe objects, advice, meetings, or information that are ineffective, futile, or pointless. Examples include 'The old computer is useless for modern software' and 'The meeting was useless and didn't accomplish anything.'

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