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."

Definitions of worthless
  1. adjective
    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
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    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. adjective
    morally reprehensible
    synonyms: despicable, slimy, ugly, unworthy, vile, wretched
    evil
    morally bad or wrong
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