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Worthless, 1) having no value: “a w. boat,” Sonn. 80, 11. “my w. gifts,” Gent IV, 2, 6. “this frail and w. trunk,” H5 III, 6, 163. In a moral sense, == a) mean, contemptible: “some w. slave,” Lucr. 515. “some w. song,” Sonn. 100, 3. “such a w. post,” Gent. I, 1, 161. “a w. mistress,” II, 4, 113. II, 4, 113 “w. Valentine,” III, 2, 10. “my w. self,” Merch. II, 9, 18. “w. peasants,” H6A V, 5, 53. “the daughter of a w. king,” H6B IV, 1, 81. b) futile, vain, idle: “as a flattering dream or w. fancy,” Shr. Ind. 1, 44. “his own person, kneeling at our feet, but a weak and w. satisfaction,” H5 III, 6, 141. “keep off aloof with w. emulation,” H6A IV, 4, 21. “how I scorn his w. threats,” H6C I, 1, 101. “citing my w. praise,” Tit. V, 3, 117.
2) unworthy, not deserving: “w. of such honour,” Caes. V, 1, 61.
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