Definition of worthwhile in English:


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




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  • 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.


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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