note·​wor·​thy | \ˈnōt-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Definition of noteworthy 

: worthy of or attracting attention especially because of some special excellence a noteworthy contribution

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Other Words from noteworthy

noteworthily \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hə-​lē \ adverb
noteworthiness \ ˈnōt-​ˌwər-​t͟hē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of noteworthy in a Sentence

He gave several noteworthy performances during his short career. Nothing noteworthy happened that evening. Her art is noteworthy for its great quality and beauty.
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Particularly noteworthy are the areas in which the U.S. did not perform well. Natasha Bach, Fortune, "Under President Trump, the U.S.'s 'Soft Power' Is Waning," 13 July 2018 The transition by the Bucks, which was made possible directly through their own efforts, is particularly noteworthy. Dan Gartland,, "The Week in Wrestling: The Young Bucks Bring New Heavyweight Status to ‘All In’," 20 June 2018 One particularly noteworthy theory was the impact of war, natural disasters and large-scale catastrophes. Yonat Shimron, Houston Chronicle, "Younger adults are less religious, and not only in the U.S.," 16 June 2018 The heat was particularly noteworthy in the central U.S., especially in the upper Midwest and Ohio Valley. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, "May was warmest on record for USA, breaking mark set during Dust Bowl," 6 June 2018 Particularly noteworthy is Microsoft’s sale on the Surface Laptop. Emily Heller, The Verge, "Memorial Day 2018: the best tech sales to shop this weekend," 26 May 2018 Another noteworthy difference about this year’s trial was the testimony of five additional accusers, as opposed to the one additional woman who testified along with Constand in the 2017 trial. Karla Peterson,, "Bill Cosby abused women, and women made him pay," 27 Apr. 2018 But, Stern says, there is one noteworthy difference between The Handmaid’s Tale and the real history of resistance to the American Plan. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "What The Handmaid's Tale Gets Right—and Wrong—About the History of Women and Resistance," 24 Apr. 2018 This isn’t particularly noteworthy; waves of retirements often happen two years into a new presidency. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "America’s Disappearing Foreign Policy," 27 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of noteworthy

1552, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of noteworthy

: important or interesting enough to be noticed : deserving attention


note·​wor·​thy | \ˈnōt-ˌwər-t͟hē \

Kids Definition of noteworthy

: worthy of attention : remarkable a noteworthy event

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