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"Nothing is really beautiful but that which cannot be made use of; everything that is useful is ugly, for it is the expression of some need, and the needs of man are vile and disgusting, like his poor, weak nature.--The most useful part of a house is the privy."--Mademoiselle de Maupin (1835) by Théophile Gautier

"All art is quite useless" --Oscar Wilde, preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)

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Useless refers to something or someone without use or possibility to be used, or unable to do well at a particular task or thing.

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