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Definition of Useless


  1. Having, or being of, no use; unserviceable; producing no good end; answering no valuable purpose; not advancing the end proposed; unprofitable; ineffectual; as, a useless garment; useless pity.

Useless Quotations

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas A. Edison

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.
Thomas Merton

It's useless to hold a person to anything he says while he's in love, drunk, or running for office.
Shirley MacLaine

The life of an uneducated man is as useless as the tail of a dog which neither covers its rear end, nor protects it from the bites of insects.

There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first kind is excellent, the second good, and the third kind useless.
Niccolo Machiavelli
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Useless Translations

useless in Afrikaans is vrugteloos
useless in Dutch is nutteloos, onbruikbaar
useless in Finnish is turha
useless in French is vain, inutilisable, inutile
useless in Latin is inritus irritus, irritus, sterilis
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