newsworthy

adjective
news·​wor·​thy | \ ˈnüz-ˌwər-t͟hē How to pronounce newsworthy (audio) , ˈnyüz-\

Definition of newsworthy

: interesting enough to the general public to warrant reporting

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Other Words from newsworthy

newsworthiness \ ˈnüz-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs How to pronounce newsworthiness (audio) , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

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In December of 1978, a minor but newsworthy fracas erupted between the painter Alice Neel and the sculptor Pat Ladew, a Standard Oil heiress who, three decades earlier, had commissioned Neel to paint her portrait. Julia Felsenthal, Vogue, "Searching for Myself in Alice Neel’s Radical Portraits," 26 Feb. 2019 Getty Images When future scholars write the definitive history of the internet, there will an entire chapter dedicated to The Tig, the most newsworthy defunct website of all time. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Reveals the Adorable Nickname Her Mom, Doria Ragland, Has Called Her Since She Was a Kid," 3 Feb. 2019 One of the most newsworthy victories is Michigan’s Proposal 1 win. Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue, "Three States Approved Legal Marijuana During Midterm Elections," 7 Nov. 2018 How some stories come to be written strikes me as a lot more newsworthy than the stories themselves. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Suddenly, Bezos Is Media’s Hero," 12 Feb. 2019 Normally, of course, a woman donning a pair of jeans wouldn't be considered newsworthy. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Counting On' Star Jinger Duggar Just Shocked Her Fans By Wearing Pants," 6 Dec. 2018 On the contrary, the week was full of newsworthy moments and seriously great clothes. Vogue, "Watch: Vogue’s Anna Wintour on the Best Collections at Milan Fashion Week," 25 Sep. 2018 Of course, that hasn’t been the only newsworthy moment in the global soccer championship. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "So Shook: Earthquake Sensors Set Off by Thrilled World Cup Fans After Mexico's Victory," 18 June 2018 Just about anything Kylie Jenner does is newsworthy because of her status as an A-List celebrity. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Kylie Jenner returned as online queen in 2018 after disappearing for nearly a year," 21 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of newsworthy

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsworthy was in 1890

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newsworthy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of newsworthy

: interesting or important enough to report as news

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