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  1. #1
    thuha is offline Newbie
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    Dear sirs,
    I have one problem that I need your help.
    I think "worthful" and "worthless" can be used. But in your tests, you said that we can only use "worthless", so could you be kind enough to explain me the reason why? (in the test "less or ful")
    Sincere thanks!
    Thuha

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Question

    Welcome to the forums.

    Have you checked in a dictionary that both words exist?

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    Re: Question

    Hi Anglika,
    Yes.Both of these words can be used according to The Chambers

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Re: Question

    It is not a common word. "Worthy" is the more usual antonym to "worthless".

    Checking it on this site indicates that it is not a word much used: worthful - OneLook Dictionary Search

    It also does not appear in the British National Corpus. It appears once in the American National Corpus.

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