Definition of worthwhile in English:

worthwhile

Syllabification: worth·while
Pronunciation: /ˈwərTHˈ(h)wīl
 
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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

The adjective worthwhile is used both attributively (that is, before the noun) and predicatively (that is, when it stands alone and comes after the verb). In both positions, it is always correct as one word ( a worthwhile book ; we didn’t think it was worthwhile ), but when used predicatively, it may also be written as two words: we didn’t think it was worth while .

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