useless

When all else fails, you still have the word useless. Use this adjective when nothing is working and there is no hope of improvement.

Less means "without." So something that is useless has no use or value, at least at the present time. Long ago, many blacksmiths concluded it was useless to try to get by making horseshoes after the automobile caught on. Their tools and supplies? Useless, so they thought. They moved on to other careers. Some even bought Fords. Fast forward about a hundred years. Ask antiques dealers if is it useless to present artifacts for sale to history buffs.

Definitions of useless
  1. adjective
    having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
    “a kitchen full of useless gadgets”
    “she is useless in an emergency”
    Synonyms:
    ineffective, ineffectual, uneffective
    not producing an intended effect
    unprofitable
    producing little or no profit or gain
    unserviceable
    not ready for service
    futile, ineffectual, otiose, unavailing
    producing no result or effect
    inutile
    not worth using
    unserviceable, unusable, unuseable
    not capable of being used
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    Antonyms:
    useful, utile
    being of use or service
    effective, effectual, efficacious
    producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
    expedient
    serving to promote your interest
    helpful
    providing assistance or serving a useful function
    profitable
    yielding material gain or profit
    serviceable
    ready for service or able to give long service
    multipurpose
    having multiple uses
    reclaimable, recyclable, reusable
    capable of being used again
    serviceable
    capable of being put to good use
    usable, useable
    capable of being put to use
    utilitarian
    having utility often to the exclusion of values
    utilizable
    capable of being put to a profitable or practical use
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