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 Dictionary entry overview: What does worthiness mean? 

  The noun WORTHINESS has 1 sense:

1. the quality or state of having merit or value

  Familiarity information: WORTHINESS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The quality or state of having merit or value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("worthiness" is a kind of...):

good; goodness (that which is pleasing or valuable or useful)


worthy (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable)

unworthy (lacking in value or merit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "worthiness"):

deservingness; merit; meritoriousness (the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance))

laudability; laudableness; praiseworthiness (the quality of being worthy of praise)

quotability (the quality of being worthy of being quoted)

roadworthiness ((of motor vehicles) the quality of being fit to drive on the open road)


unworthiness (the quality or state of lacking merit or value)

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