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English adjective: worthy

1. worthy having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

SamplesA worthy fellow.
A worthy cause.

Similarapplaudable, commendable, creditable, cum laude, deserving, exemplary, laudable, magna cum laude, meritable, meritorious, model, notable, noteworthy, praiseworthy, precious, quotable, sacred, summa cum laude, valuable, valued, worth, worthful, worthwhile

See alsoestimable, good, honorable, honourable, righteous, valuable



2. worthy worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

SamplesThe parents found the girl suitable for their son.

Synonymsdesirable, suitable



3. worthy having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way

SamplesBehavior worthy of reprobation.
A fact worthy of attention.



English noun: worthy

1. worthy (person) an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)

SamplesHe told his story to some conservative worthies.
Local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable.

Broader (hypernym)important person, influential person, personage

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