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. Dan Levy:

    Some people have been asking [if there will be a Schitts Creek movie], this is the best way we could have ever ended this show, so, if there is an idea that ever pops into my head [thats] worthy of these wonderful people, it has to be really freaking good at this point because this is a really nice way of saying goodbye.

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.

  3. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum:

    Whoever convinces himself that he is not worthy of first position has doomed himself to failure from the very beginning.

  4. Theodore Roosevelt, "Man in the Arena" Speech given April 23, 1910:

    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

  5. Neil Sroka:

    We’ll see what two-thirds looks like, given the range of impeachment-worthy offenses by Donald Trump, it’s difficult to compare with what Republicans tried to impeach Bill Clinton over, or what Andrew Johnson was impeached for.

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