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WORTHY (worthier, worthiest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does worthy mean? 

WORTHY (noun)
  The noun WORTHY has 1 sense:

1. word is often used humorously

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


WORTHY (adjective)
  The adjective WORTHY has 4 senses:

1. having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
2. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
3. meriting respect or esteem
4. morally admirable

  Familiarity information: WORTHY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


WORTHY (noun)


Sense 1worthy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Word is often used humorously

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

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

important person; influential person; personage (a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events)


WORTHY (adjective)


Sense 1worthy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

Context examples:

a worthy fellow / no student deemed worthy, and chosen for admission, would be kept out for lack of funds / worthy of acclaim / worthy of consideration / a worthy cause

Similar:

honorable; honourable (used as a title of respect)

honored; honoured (worthy of honor)

magna cum laude (with high honor; with high academic distinction)

meritable; meritorious (deserving reward or praise)

notable; noteworthy (worthy of notice)

quotable (suitable for or worthy of quotation)

sacred (worthy of respect or dedication)

summa cum laude (with highest honor; with the highest academic distinction)

valuable; worthful (having worth or merit or value)

exemplary; model (worthy of imitation)

deserving; meriting; worth (having sufficient worth)

worthwhile (sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest)

applaudable; commendable; laudable; praiseworthy (worthy of high praise)

creditable (worthy of often limited commendation)

cum laude (with honor; with academic distinction)

Also:

valuable (having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange)

honorable; honourable (worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect)

good (morally admirable)

estimable (deserving of respect or high regard)

righteous (characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice)

Attribute:

worthiness (the quality or state of having merit or value)

Antonym:

unworthy (lacking in value or merit)


Sense 2worthy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

Synonyms:

desirable; worthy; suitable

Context example:

the parents found the girl suitable for their son

Similar:

eligible (qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen)


Sense 3worthy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Meriting respect or esteem

Context example:

the worthy gentleman

Similar:

respectable (characterized by proper behavior or conventional conduct; worthy of respect)


Sense 4worthy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally admirable

Synonyms:

upstanding; worthy; solid

Context example:

a worthy citizen

Similar:

good (morally admirable)


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