What is the opposite of useful?

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Adjective
Opposite of having a practical or beneficial use
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“The software I purchased turned out to be rather useless for my needs.”
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Opposite of providing a benefit when used
“It would be quite disadvantageous for you to live in Japan without learning their language.”
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Opposite of practical in nature
“Unfortunately, all of the suggestions put forward so far have been rather impractical.”
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Opposite of very able or competent in a particular area
“I regret to inform you that the new engineer is rather incompetent and is proving to be a liability.”
Adjective
Opposite of usable in multiple ways
“This cheap and limited food processor can only blend at a single speed.”
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Opposite of marked by convenience or the characteristics of making life easier
“Lining up once to order food and then again to pay was very inconvenient.”
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Opposite of suitable for bringing about a desired result under the circumstances
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Opposite of designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive
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Opposite of relevant or appropriate
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Opposite of conveying knowledge, information or instruction
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Opposite of put into practical use
“Your theory sounds reasonable in a theoretical sense, but cannot realistically be applied to the real world.”
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Opposite of competent or talented
“The amateur painter produces unrefined works of art that lack depth and finesse.”
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Opposite of auspicious or favourable
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Opposite of capable of being obtained or used for the accomplishment of a purpose
“There is still a vast amount of information that's unavailable through academic research institutes.”
Adjective
Opposite of of considerable importance or worth
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