- adj. that is worth the time or effort spent; of value or importance.
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worthwhile — worthwhile, adj. Worth the time or effort spent. See worth while. [1913 Webster] worthy. worthwhileness. > [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
worthwhile — index beneficial, gainful, laudable, lucrative, meritorious, productive, profitable, purposeful Burt … Law dictionary
worthwhile — 1884, from WORTH (Cf. worth) (1) + WHILE (Cf. while) … Etymology dictionary
worthwhile — [adj] helpful advantageous, beneficial, constructive, estimable, excellent, gainful, good, important, invaluable, justifiable, lucrative, meritorious, money making, paying, priceless, productive, profitable, remunerative, rewarding, serviceable,… … New thesaurus
worthwhile — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ worth the time, money, or effort spent … English terms dictionary
worthwhile — [wʉrth′hwīl′, wʉrth′wīl′] adj. important or valuable enough to repay time or effort spent; of true value … English World dictionary
worthwhile — worth|while S3 [ˌwə:θˈwaıl US ˌwə:rθ ] adj if something is worthwhile, it is important or useful, or you gain something from it ▪ He wanted to do a worthwhile job. ▪ We decided to give the money to a worthwhile cause (=one that helps people) . it … Dictionary of contemporary English
worthwhile — adj. 1) worthwhile for 2) worthwhile to + inf. (it s worthwhile for you to visit the exhibit) * * * [ˌwɜːθ waɪl] worthwhile for worthwhile to + inf. (it s worthwhile for you to visit the exhibit) … Combinatory dictionary
worthwhile — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ Their gratitude made it all worthwhile. ▪ consider sth … Collocations dictionary
worthwhile — worth|while [ ,wɜrθ waıl, ,wɜrθ hwaıl ] adjective ** if something is worthwhile, it is worth the time, money, or effort that you spend on it: We felt the meeting had been very worthwhile. I wanted to do my part for a worthwhile charity. be… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
worthwhile */*/ — UK [ˌwɜː(r)θˈwaɪl] / US [ˌwɜrθˈwaɪl] / US [ˌwɜrθˈhwaɪl] adjective if something is worthwhile, it is worth the time, money, or effort that you spend on it I wanted to do my bit for a worthwhile charity. We felt the meeting had been very worthwhile … English dictionary