Definition of worthwhile in English:

worthwhile

Line breaks: worth|while
Pronunciation: /wəːθˈwʌɪl
 
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adjective

Derivatives

worthwhileness

noun
More example sentences
  • A man's concern, even his despair, over the worthwhileness of life is an existential distress but by no means a mental disease.
  • A sense of worthwhileness is cyclic.

Usage

When the adjective worthwhile is used attributively (i.e. before the noun) it is always written as one word: a worthwhile cause . However, when it is used predicatively (i.e. it stands alone and comes after the verb) it may be written as either one or two words: we didn’t think it was worthwhile/worth while .

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