Synonyms of worthless in English:


See definition of worthless


1‘the icon turns out to be worthless’


valueless, of little value, of no value, of little worth, of no worth, without value, of little financial value, of no financial value, meritless

rubbishy, trashy, paltry, poor quality, of poor quality, low quality, of low quality, inferior, second-rate, third-rate, low-grade, cheap, cheap and nasty, shoddy, tawdry, gimcrack

informal crummy

British informal two a penny, ten a penny, twopenny-halfpenny

North American informal nickel-and-dime


valuable, precious

2‘your conclusions are utterly worthless’


useless, no use, of no benefit, to no avail, futile, ineffective, ineffectual, fruitless, unproductive, unavailing, pointless, nugatory, valueless, inadequate, deficient, defective, inferior, unsatisfactory, meaningless, senseless, insubstantial, empty, hollow, silly, banal, trifling, petty, inconsequential, lame, paltry, pathetic, piddling

informal a dead loss

archaic bootless

rare unfructuous



3‘he was destroyed by his loyalty to his worthless son’


good-for-nothing, ne'er-do-well, useless, despicable, contemptible, base, low, vile, abject, debased, degraded, ignominious, mean, corrupt, villainous, depraved, degenerate, wretched, miserable, sorry, shiftless, feckless, incompetent

informal no-good, no-account, lousy