One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Worthless or undeserving.‘it's not an entirely meritless idea’
valueless, of little value, of no value, of little worth, of no worth, without value, of little financial value, of no financial valueView synonyms
- ‘Only Bocklin vies with him as the most ludicrous painter, not actually meritless, in Northern Europe.’
- ‘He apparently values the viewership of 13-year-old boys who prefer to watch meritless, mindless cinema.’
- ‘His contentions about the GAO are meritless, and he should give them up.’
- ‘Your political opponents could keep a meritless investigation alive in an effort to smear you.’
- ‘Some say it's a meritless attempt to suppress embarrassing information.’
- 1.1Law (of a case, claim, etc.) lacking some or all of the legal or substantive elements required to have a prospect of success.‘we believe that the claims are meritless and will vigorously defend against them’
- ‘In the end, preserving everyone's right of access to the courts means tolerating some number of meritless suits.’
- ‘If the case is meritless, the accused can file to be reimbursed for legal expenses.’
- ‘They argued that the list was mental or verbal, arguments the judge described as meritless.’
- ‘The lawsuit the group has filed against us is meritless.’
- ‘A judge has thrown the case out, but not because it is meritless or unsupported by the evidence.’
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