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worthwhile (adj.)

by 1660s, worth while (one-word form from late 19c.), from worth (adj.) + while (n.). Phrase worth the while is attested from late 14c.

updated on April 08, 2014

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Definitions of worthwhile from WordNet

worthwhile (adj.)
sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest;
a worthwhile book
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