What does worthy mean?

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ˈwɜr ðiwor·thy

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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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worthy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. worthi, wuri, from worth, wur, n.; cf. Icel. verugr, D. waardig, G. wrdig, OHG. wirdg. See Worth, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. worthi, wuri, from worth, wur, n.; cf. Icel. verugr, D. waardig, G. wrdig, OHG. wirdg. See Worth, n.]

  3. Worthy(noun)

    of high station; of high social position

    Etymology: [OE. worthi, wuri, from worth, wur, n.; cf. Icel. verugr, D. waardig, G. wrdig, OHG. wirdg. See Worth, n.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. worthi, wuri, from worth, wur, n.; cf. Icel. verugr, D. waardig, G. wrdig, OHG. wirdg. See Worth, n.]

  5. Worthy(verb)

    to render worthy; to exalt into a hero

    Etymology: [OE. worthi, wuri, from worth, wur, n.; cf. Icel. verugr, D. waardig, G. wrdig, OHG. wirdg. See Worth, n.]

Editors Contribution

  1. worthy

    To have a sense of value and worth.

    They did know they were both worthy of the love they gave to each other.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 30, 2019  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'worthy' in Adjectives Frequency: #864

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of worthy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of worthy in a Sentence

  1. Edward Filene, founded the first credit union in the U.S.:

    The credit Union movement..It is a great movement, worthy of great deeds, deserving of great loyalty.

  2. Charles De Gaulle:

    A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.

  3. Patty Murray:

    It’s clear to me that this has been a deeply harmful, persistent problem and a clear pattern over a long period of time. It’s time for him to step aside, it’s time for us as elected representatives to hold ourselves to a higher standard, to set an example, and to live a set of values that is truly representative and worthy of the Congress, our democracy, and our great country.

  4. Jean Baptiste Montegut:

    Music like religion, unconditionally brings in its train all the moral virtues to the heart it enters, even though that heart is not in the least worthy.

  5. President George W. Bush:

    These are people who are going to make this country of ours a lot stronger for the future, helping them transition … is a cause worthy of any citizen.

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