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Definition of worthwhile adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


/ˌwərθˈwaɪl/ worthwhile pronunciation American
important, enjoyable, interesting, etc.; worth spending time, money, or effort on
It was in support of a worthwhile cause (= a charity, etc.)The smile on her face made it all worthwhile.We all felt we had done something worthwhile for the local community. worthwhile for someone to do somethingHigh prices at home make it worthwhile for buyers to look overseas. worthwhile to do somethingIt is worthwhile to include really high-quality illustrations. worthwhile doing somethingIt didn't seem worthwhile writing it all out This word can be written worth while, except when it is used before a noun.