1 having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness" [ant: worth]
2 the quality of being without practical use
- The quality of lacking worth, of being valueless, useless or devoid of benefit.
- 1905 ''This sort of fat instead of indicating health points to disease. This general teaching as to the worthlessness of alcohol as a food had been set forth by the leaders in medical profession, and accepted largely by the rank and file of practitioners for about twenty-five years. — Carry Nation, The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation'', Chapter 28.