worthwhile
worthwhile worthwhile, adj. Worth the time or effort spent. See worth while. [1913 Webster] worthy. -- worthwhileness. --> [1913 Webster]

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  • worthwhile — 1884, from WORTH (Cf. worth) (1) + WHILE (Cf. while) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • 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

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