Etymology
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meritless (adj.)

"undeserving, worthless," 1590s, from merit (n.) + -less. Related: Meritlessly; meritlessness.

updated on December 29, 2018

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Definitions of meritless from WordNet

meritless (adj.)
without merit; of little or no value or use;
Synonyms: good-for-nothing / good-for-naught / no-account / no-count / no-good / sorry
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