Worthwhile

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Definition

worthwhile: sufficiently valuable, important, worth doing
adjective
I don't know if it's worthwhile for me to be standing around here chatting with you like this, while there is so much work to do.

It's worthwhile: It's worth doing, It's a good idea
idiom
Pronunciation examples
UK: Feeding hungry people is a very worthwhile cause - make me a sandwich!
US: It isn't worthwhile asking Prince for his opinion — he's only a dog.

Examples

  • "However, amidst this ocean of mediocrity, there is one film I found worthwhile: 'Chainsaws and Decapitated Heads IX."
  • "Virtually unbreakable, so should be a worthwhile investment (assuming our workers don't steal them to wear as sunglasses)."
  • "Why don't I come by and do an on-site inspection of the machine to determine if it is a worthwhile expenditure?"

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