Adjective "meritless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Worthless or undeserving.
  1. 'Your political opponents could keep a meritless investigation alive in an effort to smear you.'
  2. 'Only Bocklin vies with him as the most ludicrous painter, not actually meritless, in Northern Europe.'
  3. 'His contentions about the GAO are meritless, and he should give them up.'
  4. 'A judge has thrown the case out, but not because it is meritless or unsupported by the evidence.'
  5. 'The lawsuit the group has filed against us is meritless.'
  6. 'If the case is meritless, the accused can file to be reimbursed for legal expenses.'


1. claim to respect and praise; excellence; worth.

2. something that deserves or justifies a reward or commendation; a commendable quality, act, etc.: The book's only merit is its sincerity.

3. merits, the inherent rights and wrongs of a matter, as a lawsuit, unobscured by procedural details, technicalities, personal feelings, etc.: The case will be decided on its merits alone.

4. Often, merits. the state or fact of deserving; desert: to treat people according to their merits. |-

More examples(as adjective)

"suits can be meritless."

"lawsuits can be meritless."

"cases can be meritless."

"claims can be meritless."

"charges can be meritless."

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