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Unusable vs. Useless

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Unusableadjective

Not usable.

‘The toilet was unusable because it was blocked.’;

Uselessadjective

Without use or possibility to be used.

‘This fork has prongs that are bent. It's useless now.’;

Unusableadjective

impossible to use

Uselessadjective

Unhelpful, not useful; pointless (of an action).

‘I think it's useless to keep this discussion going. It's like talking to a wall.’; ‘I tried my best to make him quit smoking, but my efforts were useless. He now smokes six packs a day.’;

Unusableadjective

not able to perform its normal function

Uselessadjective

good-for-nothing; not dependable.

‘Bill never mows the lawn, takes out the trash or anything. He's useless, but I love him anyways.’;

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Uselessadjective

unable to do well at a particular task or thing. Useless is mildly insulting.

‘My brother is useless at most computer games, but he is an awesome PS2 player.’; ‘Why do you keep trying? You're obviously useless at it.’;

Uselessadjective

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 giftUseless, and thence ridiculous.’; ‘Useless are all wordsTill you have writ "performance" with your swords.The other is for waiving.’; ‘Waiving all searches into antiquity, in relation to this controversy, as being either needless or fruitless.’; ‘Even our blessed Savior's preaching, who spake as never man spake, was ineffectual to many.’;

Uselessadjective

having no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully;

‘a kitchen full of useless gadgets’; ‘she is useless in an emergency’;

Uselessadjective

not useful;

‘a curiously unhelpful and useless manual’;

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