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adjective useless pronunciation in American English /ˈjusləs/
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  1. useless objects have no purpose or cannot do what they were designed to do
    This technology is useless if you can’t operate it.
    Why do you keep this completely useless umbrella?
    prove useless: Most of his inventions proved useless.
    1. a.
      useless activities are not effective in achieving the purpose that they were intended to achieve
      Will’s parents think acting is a useless profession.
      it’s useless trying to do something: It’s useless trying to talk to her because she never listens.
    2. b.
      offensive if someone is useless, they are not any help to you or are not capable of achieving anything
      Don’t ask Jeff – he’s useless!
      useless at something (=very bad at it): I’m useless at cooking.

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