worthwhile Definition

sufficiently valuable or important to be worth one's time, effort, or interest.

Using worthwhile: Examples

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

  • Example

    It was a worthwhile experience.

  • Example

    The project is worthwhile for the company's growth.

  • Example

    I think it's worthwhile to invest in this business idea.

worthwhile Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with worthwhile

  • to make something worth the effort or cost


    The salary isn't great, but the benefits make it worthwhile.

  • a goal or purpose that is deserving of support or effort


    Donating to charity is a worthwhile cause.

  • an investment that is expected to provide a satisfactory return or benefit


    The stock market can be a worthwhile investment if you do your research.


Summary: worthwhile in Brief

The term 'worthwhile' [wɜːθˈwaɪl] describes something that is valuable or important enough to justify one's time, effort, or interest. It can refer to experiences, projects, or investments, as in 'It was a worthwhile experience.' 'Worthwhile' is often used in phrases like 'make it worthwhile,' meaning to make something worth the effort or cost, and 'a worthwhile cause,' referring to a goal or purpose deserving of support.

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