What does worthy mean?

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ˈwɜr ðiwor·thy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. worthyadjective

    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. worthyadjective

    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

    "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"

  3. desirable, suitable, worthyadjective

    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

    "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"

  4. worthyadjective

    having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Worthynoun

    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. Worthynoun

    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. Worthynoun

    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. Worthynoun

    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. Worthyverb

    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  

British National Corpus

  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. Cynthia Deitle:

    Mr. Barr, you cannot have it both ways. If you believe that employers should have the right to terminate transgender employees, just because they are transgender, then you believe they are lesser than and not worthy of protection. If so, you need not invite us to future events at the Department of Justice.

  2. Richard Shelby:

    That'd be a worthy goal, that's our goal now. I don't know if we will get there.

  3. President Biden:

    President Biden's bright, President Biden's tough, and I've found that President Biden is — as they say when I used to play ball — a worthy adversary.

  4. Jenni Trang Le:

    It's not like every movie I make here is Oscar-worthy, but just the fact it's in Vietnam and it's in Vietnamese already makes it worth it for me.

  5. Nico Hulkenberg:

    Unfortunately missed half a lap there to get that point, but nevertheless I feel it was a worthy final race.

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