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unworthy

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adjective un·wor·thy \ˌən-ˈwər-thē\

Simple Definition of unworthy

  • : not good enough to deserve something or someone : not worthy

  • : not appropriate or acceptable for a good or respected person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unworthy

  1. 1 a :  lacking in excellence or value :  poor, worthless b :  base, dishonorable

  2. 2 :  not meritorious :  undeserving <unworthy of attention>

  3. 3 :  not deserved :  unmerited <unworthy treatment>

  4. 4 :  inappropriate to one's condition or station <actions unworthy of a gentleman>

unworthily

play \-thə-lē\ adverb

unworthiness

play \-thē-nəs\ noun

13th Century

First Known Use of unworthy

13th century


UNWORTHY Defined for Kids

unworthy

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adjective un·wor·thy \ˌən-ˈwər-thē\

Definition of unworthy for Students

unworthier

unworthiest

  1. 1 :  not deserving someone or something <He's unworthy of such praise.>

  2. 2 :  not appropriate for a particular kind of person or thing <That behavior is unworthy of you.>

unworthiness

\-thē-nəs\ noun



Law Dictionary

unworthy

adjective un·wor·thy

Legal Definition of unworthy

  1. :  not meritorious; specifically in the civil law of Louisiana :  being or relating to an heir who is deprived of the right to inherit from a person because of a failure in a duty towards the person

unworthiness

noun



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