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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


Attributeworthiness


Antonymsunworthy

2. worthy worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse


SamplesThe parents found the girl suitable for their son.


Synonymsdesirable, suitable


Similareligible


Antonymsineligible

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


SamplesBehavior worthy of reprobation.
A fact worthy of attention.


Similarfit


Antonymsunfit


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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