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Antonyms for useful

deleterious, cumbrous, trivial, inconstant, inoperable, clumsy, cumbersome, destructive, cataclysmal, irrelevant, no-good, inefficient, unsatisfactory, calamitous, awkward, detrimental, poor, inoperative, inactive, empty, kaput, futile, bad, bush-league, unserviceable, inapplicable, vain, fell, untoward, undoable, off, unsatisfying, chaffy, profitless, nonfunctioning, malfunctioning, baneful, terminal, worthless, unsubstantial, disadvantageous, hostile, unavailing, unfavorable, clunky, inimical, hopeless, inexpedient, nonpractical, null, insolvable, noxious, nugatory, insalubrious, dissatisfactory, Annihilatory, unattainable, injurious, impossible, unuseable, cranky, damaging, punk, poisonous, Nocuous, unreal, inutile, unsympathetic, latent, mortal, pernicious, inefficacious, insoluble, insuperable, pestiferous, unrealizable, noisome, unimportant, wretched, murderous, abortive, deficient, negative, otiose, ineffective, ineffectual, unacceptable, pestilential, baleful, idle, Unhandy, ill, unfriendly, counter, bunglesome, dangerous, substandard, devastating, Hamstrung, unwholesome, delusive, prejudicial, impractical, wicked, sour, fallow, crummy, disastrous, free, baseless, unwieldy, unprofitable, feckless, inferior, unusable, impertinent, counterproductive, unhealthful, unworkable, Irrelative, lame, WACK, wrong, unused, inert, mischievous, fatal, pestilent, harmful, vapid, useless, ponderous, unsolvable, foul, adverse, inapposite, bootless, nonfunctional, fruitless, vital, vacant, deceitful, down, lousy, valueless, suboptimal, paltry, hurtful, devastative, impracticable, deadly, dormant, nonoperating, dead, evil, SUBPAR., bush, extraneous, ungainly, lethal, wanting, junky, deathly, ruinous.

Quotes of useful

  1. Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success. – Louisa May Alcott
  2. Choose the life that is most useful and habit will make it the most agreeable. – Francis Bacon
  3. When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance. – Anatole Broyard
  4. I have the satisfaction of knowing I did something useful for society. – John Cameron
  5. Getting the support of Syria is the moral equivalent of winning the Klan's endorsement- it might be useful but it doesn't necessarily speak well of you. – Jonah Goldberg
  6. Come Christmas Eve, we usually go to my mom and dad's. Everybody brings one gift and then we play that game when we all steal it from each other. Some are really cool, others are useful and some are a bit out there. – Amy Grant
  7. The great advantage of being a writer is that you can spy on people. You're there, listening to every word, but part of you is observing. Everything is useful to a writer, you see- every scrap, even the longest and most boring of luncheon parties. – Graham Greene
  8. Each individual fact, taken by itself, can indeed arouse our curiosity or our astonishment, or be useful to us in its practical applications. – Hermann von Helmholtz
  9. From the practical point of view, the susceptibility to infection of the guinea pig proved to be the most useful step forward. Today, all laboratories use this animal for preserving the virus. – Charles Jules Henry Nicole
  10. It's more along the lines of raising a child: we train the system to a certain range of behaviors that we find most useful But then we let it go, because we don't want to have to be babysitting it the whole time. – Kevin Kelly
  11. Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes. – George Mason
  12. Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones on hand do more to produce a happy life than the volumes we can't find. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  13. Every combination of two or more human beings has both a useful aspect and a political aspect. – Robert Shea
  14. Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only. – Samuel Smiles
  15. An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Usage examples for useful

  1. “ I should pay well for my keep, and make myself useful and popular; I shouldn't harm a fly. ” – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  2. “ I expect it's easier to be useful – Partners of the Out-Trail by Harold Bindloss
  3. It has been useful to me. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. It is better to use the strength you have, in a quiet useful way, than to sigh after the possession of a giant's power. ” – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  5. The information might be useful – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  6. “ I want to go on feeling I'm useful to you. ” – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  7. See here, I have a little present for you; it is not very pretty, but it is useful – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  8. That is to say, justice is useful when money is useless? ” – Plato's Republic by Plato
  9. “ " I had a pretty useful night's rest myself," he observed. ” – The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  10. It was very likely that not one really useful word had been heard anywhere. ” – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  11. They were finding him useful upstairs, and Leslie had begged him to help. ” – A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life. by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  12. Alive, he would have been useful to me. ” – Swirling Waters by Max Rittenberg
  13. “ I have been considered useful about a garden. ” – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  14. Besides, I'm their nurse, and I might be useful to them down inside. ” – The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice by E. V. Lucas
  15. “ I'd like to be useful – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  16. “ A working drawing is a useful thing; an idea in one's head is all very well. ” – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  17. She went because she wanted to be useful – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  18. “ I had no idea you and Dorothy could be so useful – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
  19. “ He's a useful dog in his way. ” – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. “ " I can find out something that might be useful perhaps. ” – The Boy Scout Aviators by George Durston

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