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 for worthlessness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worthless \Worth"less\, a. [AS. weor[eth]le['a]s.]
     Destitute of worth; having no value, virtue, excellence,
     dignity, or the like; undeserving; valueless; useless; vile;
     mean; as, a worthless garment; a worthless ship; a worthless
     man or woman; a worthless magistrate.
     [1913 Webster]
           'T is a worthless world to win or lose.  --Byron.
     [1913 Webster] -- Worth"less*ly, adv. -- Worth"less*ness,
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: having no qualities that would render it valuable or
           useful; "the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all
           the recruits of their worthlessness" [syn: worthlessness,
           ineptitude] [ant: worth]
      2: the quality of being without practical use

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