Definitions for worthyˈwɜr ði
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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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