Definitions for unworthyʌnˈwɜr ði

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•wor•thyʌnˈwɜr ði(adj.)-thi•er, -thi•est

  1. (adj.)not worthy; lacking worth or excellence.

  2. beneath the dignity (usu. fol. by of):

    behavior unworthy of a leader.

  3. of a kind not worthy (often fol. by of).

  4. not of adequate merit or character.

  5. not commendable or creditable.

  6. not deserving.

  7. (n.)an unworthy person.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unworthy(adj)

    lacking in value or merit

    "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"

  2. undeserving, unworthy(adj)

    not deserving

    "the undeserving poor"

  3. despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched(adj)

    morally reprehensible

    "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"


  1. unworthy(Adjective)

    Not worthy; lacking value or merit; worthless.

  2. Origin: From unworthy, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unworthy(adj)

    not worthy; wanting merit, value, or fitness; undeserving; worthless; unbecoming; -- often with of

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shameful or disgraceful

That was an unworthy act/thought.

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