Definition of meritless in US English:



  • 1Worthless or undeserving.

    ‘it's not an entirely meritless idea’
    • ‘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.’
    valueless, of little value, of no value, of little worth, of no worth, without value, of little financial value, of no financial value
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    1. 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.’