Definitions for worthyˈwɜr ði

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wor•thyˈwɜr ði(adj.)-thi•er, -thi•est

  1. (adj.)having adequate or great merit, character, or value:

    a worthy successor.

  2. of commendable excellence or merit; deserving; meritorious:

    an effort worthy of praise.

  3. (n.)a person of eminent worth, merit, or position.

Origin of worthy:




  1. 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.

    Category: Affix

Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthy(adj)

    an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)

    "he told his story to some conservative worthies"; "local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable"

  2. worthy(adj)

    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

    "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"

  3. desirable, suitable, worthy(adj)

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

    "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

  4. worthy(adj)

    having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way

    "behavior worthy of reprobation"; "a fact worthy of attention"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. worthy(adjective)ˈwɜr ði


    He gives money to worthy causes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worthy(noun)

    having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous

  2. Worthy(noun)

    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

  3. Worthy(noun)

    of high station; of high social position

  4. Worthy(noun)

    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

  5. Worthy(verb)

    to render worthy; to exalt into a hero

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    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.

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