Definitions for worthyˈwɜr ði
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wor•thyˈwɜr ði(adj.)-thi•er, -thi•est
(adj.)having adequate or great merit, character, or value:
a worthy successor.
of commendable excellence or merit; deserving; meritorious:
an effort worthy of praise.
(n.)a person of eminent worth, merit, or position.
Origin of worthy:
a combining form of worthy , used with the meanings “deserving of, fit for” (newsworthy; trustworthy), “capable of travel in or on” (roadworthy; seaworthy) the thing specified by the initial element.
an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
"he told his story to some conservative worthies"; "local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable"
having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
"a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
desirable, suitable, worthy(adj)
worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
"the parents found the girl suitable for their son"
having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way
"behavior worthy of reprobation"; "a fact worthy of attention"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
He gives money to worthy causes.
having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous
having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; -- usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; -- usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one
of high station; of high social position
a man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; -- much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies
to render worthy; to exalt into a hero
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'worthy' in Adjectives Frequency: #864
Translations for worthy
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
good and deserving
I willingly give money to a worthy cause.
- جَدير، مُسَْحِقArabic
- merecedorPortuguese (BR)
- سزاوار؛ لایقFarsi
- valable, nobleFrench
- רָאוּי ל-Hebrew
- dobar, zaslužanCroatian
- degno, meritevoleItalian
- kilnus, vertasLithuanian
- labs; cienīgs; krietnsLatvian
- bermanfaat; berfaedahMalay
- verdig, godNorwegian
- zacny, zasługujący, godnyPolish
- سزاوار؛ لایقPersian
- وړ، ارزښتناك، جوګه، مستحقPashto
- достойный; правыйRussian
- aktningsvärd, hedervärdSwedish
- hayırlı yararlıTurkish
- 值得的Chinese (Trad.)
- що заслуговує, вартийUkrainian
- قابل قدرUrdu
- hợp lýVietnamese
- 值得的Chinese (Simp.)
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