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U'SELESS, a. Having no use; unserviceable; producing no good end; answering no valuable purpose; not advancing the end proposed; as a useless garment; useless pity.




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U'SELESS, a. Having no use; unserviceable; producing no good end; answering no valuable purpose; not advancing the end proposed; as a useless garment; useless pity.


USE-LESS, a.

Having no use; unserviceable; producing no good end; answering no valuable purpose; not advancing the end proposed; as, a useless garment; useless pity. Gay.


Use"less
  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.

    Not to sit idle with so great a gift
    Useless, and thence ridiculous.
    Milton.

    Syn. -- Fruitless; ineffectual. -- Useless, Fruitless, Ineffectual. We speak of an attempt, effort, etc., as being useless when there are in it inherent difficulties which forbid the hope of success, as fruitless when it fails, not from any such difficulties, but from some unexpected hindrance arising to frustrate it; as, the design was rendered fruitless by the death of its projector. Ineffectual nearly resembles fruitless, but implies a failure of a less hopeless character; as, after several ineffectual efforts, I at last succeeded.

    Useless are all words
    Till you have writ "performance" with your swords.
    The other is for waiving.
    Beau. *** Fl.

    Waiving all searches into antiquity, in relation to this controversy, as being either needless or fruitless. Waterland.

    Even our blessed Savior's preaching, who spake as never man spake, was ineffectual to many. Bp. Stillingfleet.

    -- Use"less*ly, adv. -- Use"less*ness, n.

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Useless

U'SELESS, adjective Having no use; unserviceable; producing no good end; answering no valuable purpose; not advancing the end proposed; as a useless garment; useless pity.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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engaged

ENGA'GED, pp. or a. Pledged; promised; enlisted; gained and attached; attracted and fixed; embarked; earnestly employed; zealous.

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