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"
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
Origin: [OE. worthi, wuri, from worth, wur, n.; cf. Icel. verugr, D. waardig, G. wrdig, OHG. wirdg. See Worth, n.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'worthy' in Adjectives Frequency: #864
The numerical value of worthy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of worthy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you're in a relationship with someone who does not honor or respect you, I want you to know you are worthy of love. Please reach out for help.
Any company that has a 50 percent share of the mobile payments market seems like a worthy contender regardless of any development of a sharing economy.
A man convinced of his own merit will accept misfortune as an honor, for thus can he persuade others, as well as himself, that he is a worthy target for the arrows of fate.
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation, so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.
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