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Synonyms and Antonyms of worthy

  1. having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward <made charitable contributions to the American Red Cross and other worthy causes> <a worthy opponent in a tennis match> Synonyms deserving, good, meritorious Related Words admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, praiseworthy; invaluable, priceless; cherished, prized, treasured; choice, excellent, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, primary, prime, special Near Antonyms base, cheap, inferior, second-rate, substandard; bad, defective, flawed, imperfect; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable, unsatisfactory Antonyms no-good, undeserving, valueless, worthless

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