English word useless comes from English -less (Lacking (something); without (something).), English use.
Useless detailed word origin explanation
|-less || English (eng) ||Lacking (something); without (something). |
|use || English (eng) ||(dated) To behave toward; to act with regard to; to treat.. (intransitive) To consume a previously specified substance, especially a drug to which one is addicted.. (intransitive, now, rare, literary) To habitually do; to be wont to do.. (intransitive, past tense with infinitive) To habitually do. See used to.. (reflexive, obsolete) To become accustomed (to), to accustom oneself (to).. [...] |
|useless || English (eng) ||(colloquial, of a person) unable to do well at a particular task or thing. Useless is mildly insulting.. (pejorative, of a person) good-for-nothing; not dependable.. Unhelpful, not useful; pointless (of an action).. Without use or possibility to be used. |
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