The word "worth" refers to the value of something.You can use "worth" as an adjective or a noun. What is the value in monetary (money) terms, or what is the personal value of a thing or an experience?
- What is this worth? (What’s the dollar value?)
- Do you know what your car is worth?
- Rhonda’s gold necklace is worth $2000.
- Their house isn’t worth very much.
- What’s the worth of your investments?
- What is your time worth?
- I don’t think her accent is worth worrying about.
- This isn’t worth fighting about.
- Was that war really worth fighting?
What is his wristwatch worth?
If something isn’t valuable, it’s worthless.
- His 20-year-old car is worthless.
- They thought the painting was valuable, but an art expert told them it was worthless.
- The meeting was a worthless waste of time.
The word "worthwhile" is often used when an experience or an amount of time has been productive:
- College is a worthwhile experience for most people.
- They found the time spent learning about the program was worthwhile.
- This has been a worthwhile class.
- Her investment of time wasn’t worthwhile.
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Published on June 25, 2014.
Updated on August 10, 2019