Antonyms for useful

Grammar : Adj
Spell : yoos-fuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈyus fəl

Definition of useful

Origin :
  • 1590s, from use (n.) + -full. Related: Usefully; usefulness.
  • adj beneficial, valuable
Example sentences :
  • The Nile was directly responsible for this useful development.
  • Extract from : « Ancient Man » by Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • Otherwise, he would not have cared to go on destroying life for no useful end.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • I feel my independence, and I have been told that I am useful to my fellow-creatures.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • I strive to be useful to my fellow-creatures, and am happy if I succeed.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The Word of God might be useful in its way, but only as studied with unfettered thought.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • Don't talk to me about her going to the hospital to be useful.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Zegarra gives a useful vocabulary at the end of all the words which occur in the drama.
  • Extract from : « Apu Ollantay » by Anonymous
  • He did not wish to have her go, for she was useful and obedient.
  • Extract from : « Rico and Wiseli » by Johanna Spyri
  • I have acquired the useful practice of being able to drink both on and off duty.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • We could manage, I think, and the money I'd earn would be useful.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine

Synonyms for useful

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