adjective wor·thy \ˈwər-thē\

: good and deserving respect, praise, or attention

: having enough good qualities to be considered important, useful, etc.


Full Definition of WORTHY

a :  having worth or value :  estimable <a worthy cause>
b :  honorable, meritorious <worthy candidates>
:  having sufficient worth or importance <worthy to be remembered>
wor·thi·ly \ˈwər-thə-lē\ adverb
wor·thi·ness \-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of WORTHY

  1. Your donations will be going to a worthy cause.
  2. I consider him a worthy opponent.
  3. She is a worthy successor to the mayor.

First Known Use of WORTHY

13th century



: an important or respected person

plural worthies

Full Definition of WORTHY

:  a worthy or prominent person

First Known Use of WORTHY

14th century


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