worthless

If you have your antique pearl necklace appraised by a jeweler and learn that it's a worthless fake, you'll be terribly disappointed, since something that's worthless has no monetary value.

Use the adjective worthless to describe something that has no use or isn't worth any money. Your old broken-down car, a stamp collection with no value, and your no-good roommate who never cleans and won't pay his share of the rent could all be described as worthless. The roots are the Old English words weorð, "equal in value to," and leas, "devoid of."

Primary Meanings of worthless

1.
adj
lacking in usefulness or value
2.
adj
morally reprehensible
Full Definitions of worthless
1

adj lacking in usefulness or value

“a worthless idler”
Synonyms:
chaffy
value
good-for-naught, good-for-nothing, meritless, no-account, no-count, no-good, sorry
without merit
manky
inferior and worthless
negligible, paltry, trifling
not worth considering
nugatory
of no real value
otiose, pointless, purposeless, senseless, superfluous, wasted
serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
rubbishy, trashy
cheap and inferior; of no value
tinpot
inferior (especially of a country's leadership)
valueless
of no value
unworthy
lacking in value or merit
Antonyms:
valuable
having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
expensive
high in price or charging high prices
important, of import
of great significance or value
blue-chip
extremely valuable
invaluable, priceless
having incalculable monetary, intellectual, or spiritual worth
precious
of high worth or cost
rich
of great worth or quality
semiprecious
used of gemstones having less commercial value than precious stones
worth
having a specified value
worthy
having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
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2

adj morally reprehensible

Synonyms:
despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, wretched
evil
morally bad or wrong

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