- Worth the time, money, or effort spent; of value or importance: extra lighting would make a worthwhile contribution to road safetyMore example sentences
valuable, of value, worth it, worth the effort, useful, of use, usable, of service, beneficial, rewarding, advantageous, positive, helpful, of help, of assistance, purposeful, profitable, gainful, fruitful, productive, constructive, effective, efficacious, effectual, justifiable, significant, important, substantial, meaningful, worthy; excellent, exemplary, good
- Are the musicians at the airport a waste of money or worthwhile entertainment for our visitors?
- We thought this would be a fun way of raising some money for a worthwhile cause.
- All the effort was made worthwhile as Heaton again ran half the field for his second try.
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 .