Definition of usefulness in US English:



  • The quality or fact of being useful.

    ‘faults that affect the book's usefulness’
    • ‘We throw away stuff not because it's outlived its usefulness or functionality but its novelty.’
    • ‘Vases, for example, derive their value from their usefulness or desirability for humans.’
    • ‘Police today cast doubt on the usefulness of over-the-counter drug testing kits to detect spiked drinks.’
    • ‘In other areas of design, a noticeable attractiveness is thought to be relevant as well as usefulness and usability.’
    • ‘In the light of this we want to question the usefulness and convenience of maintaining this on the agenda.’
    functionality, practicality, serviceability, fitness, adequacy, handiness, neatness, convenience, utility, use, effectiveness, efficacy
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