useless


useless
adj.
1 of no use
VERBS
be, feel, prove

Her efforts to avoid him proved useless.

become
leave sth, make sth, render sth

The condition rendered her legs virtually useless.

ADVERB
absolutely, completely, entirely, quite, totally, utterly, wholly (esp. BrE)
worse than

A computer program with too many icons is worse than useless.

all but, almost, nearly, practically, virtually
largely, mostly
basically, essentially
fairly, pretty, rather
seemingly
equally

There are two manuals, both of them equally useless.

PREPOSITION
as

A candle is practically useless as a light source.

for

The land is useless for cattle.

in

This drug is useless in the treatment of patients with AIDS.

to

The information was useless to him.

2 (informal) weak/not successful
VERBS
be
ADVERB
absolutely, completely
pretty
PREPOSITION
at

I'm pretty useless at this job.

Useless is used with these nouns: ↑information, ↑junk, ↑waste

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