worthlessness


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worthlessness

[wurth′ləsnəs]
a component of low self-esteem, characterized by feelings of uselessness and inability to contribute meaningfully to the well-being of others or to one's environment.
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The worthlessness of a judgment against the debtor.
In that ease, to claim a current loss deduction, you must establish the abandonment or worthlessness of your partnership interest.
Also look for changes in self-attitude including helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness, he said.
Raw pride can't handle defeat and runs away from it; raw worthlessness implodes.
Symptoms of depression include general emotional dejection, loss of interest in usual activities, insomnia, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness, and suicidal ideation.
Feelings of helplessness, worthlessness, hopelessness
This resulted in blurry bouts with depression, alcoholism and a deep sense of worthlessness.
While a taxpayer need not be an "incorrigible optimist" with respect to the value of a debt, he or she may not substantiate the worthlessness of a debt with his or her pessimism.
Persons with MDD usually experience feelings of despair, hopelessness, worthlessness, difficulty thinking or concentrating, and sometimes thoughts of committing suicide.
Our lack of patience and speed to stigmatise such people can merely add to their feelings of worthlessness.
Therefore, these students may have low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness (Arman, 2000; Bosworth & Burke, 1994; Fields, 2004; Kinney, 2003).