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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthinessnoun

    the quality or state of having merit or value


  1. worthinessnoun

    The state or quality of having value or merit.

  2. worthinessnoun

    The result or product of having value or merit.

  3. worthinessnoun

    The state or quality of being qualified or eligible.

  4. worthinessnoun

    The result or product of being qualified or eligible.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Worthinessnoun

    Etymology: from worthy.

    The prayers which our Saviour made were for his own worthiness accepted, ours God accepteth not, but with this condition, if they be joined with a belief in Christ. Richard Hooker.

    Determining never to marry but him, whom she thought worthy of her; and that was one in whom all worthinesses were harboured. Philip Sidney.

    He that is at all times good, must hold his virtue to you, whose worthiness would stir it up where it wanted, rather than slack it where there is such abundance. William Shakespeare.

    Who is sure he hath a soul, unless
    It see and judge, and follow worthiness,
    And by deeds praise it? he who doth not this,
    May lodge an inmate soul, but ’tis not his. John Donne.

    What set my thoughts on work was the worthiness and curiosity of the subject in itself. William Holder.

    She is not worthy to be loved, that hath not some feeling of her own worthiness. Philip Sidney.


  1. worthiness

    Worthiness refers to the quality of having value, merit or being deserving of something. It can pertain to a person, object, or a concept that displays commendable characteristics, importance, usefulness, or is considered suitable for a particular purpose. Furthermore, it can refer to the virtue of being honorable, having integrity, or demonstrating attributes such as honesty, trustworthiness, and reliability. It is a subjective judgement often based on a set of established standards or criteria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worthinessnoun

    the quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthiness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthiness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of worthiness in a Sentence


    Taking pride in your own worthiness makes you unworthy!

  2. Steve Maraboli:

    We must transcend the illusion that money or power has any bearing on our worthiness as children of God"

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.

  4. Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine:

    In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright.

  5. Katie Langston:

    You can't have a good and loving and gracious God at the same time as you have a 'worthiness' construct that is enforced by a systematic, regular, personal inquisition. They are fundamentally incompatible.

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