Definition of worthlessness in US English:

worthlessness

noun

  • See worthless

    • ‘When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.’
    • ‘Teenagers, in particular, are susceptible to feelings of worthlessness and low self-esteem because they cannot measure up to the perceived ideal of air-brushed perfection.’
    • ‘Isolation is the worst thing for someone who is convinced of their own worthlessness because there is no counterpoint to that opinion, no one to remind us of the wonderful qualities that we possess.’
    • ‘Regardless of her well-groomed surroundings and well-defined sense of purpose, she says that early in her career she would stumble on nagging thoughts of worthlessness.’
    • ‘Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, and worthlessness are the essence of depression.’

Pronunciation

worthlessness

/ˈwərθləsnəs//ˈwərTHləsnəs/