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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There’s also a map of Los Angeles showing the locations of many long-shuttered tracks that, in their own right, were noteworthy. WSJ, "‘Legends of Los Angeles: Southern California Race Cars and Their Builders’ Review: Beautiful Bodies, Beastly Engines," 26 Nov. 2018 That makes it all the more noteworthy that Realmuto has continued to enhance his game amid consistent losing and a parade of young arms shuttling through the Marlins’ staff. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "MLB trade market: Stranded stars J.T. Realmuto and Starlin Castro may soon leave Miami," 21 June 2018 That backdrop has made the recent seepage of company secrets from Menlo Park all the more noteworthy. Benny Evangelista, San Francisco Chronicle, "How do Facebook employees really feel? They’re not sharing," 13 Apr. 2018 The fact that the trend is going in the other direction is more than noteworthy. Benjamin Hart, Daily Intelligencer, "The Parkland Teens Are Winning the Culture War," 31 Mar. 2018 Rogers' remarks at a public appearance were made even more noteworthy by the presence and agreement of Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn), the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee. Lee Roop,, "Trump's 'Space Force' idea sounds good to Alabama representatives," 14 Mar. 2018 But more noteworthy, UConn rolled out a lineup of bench players for the second quarter after starters basically put the game out of reach in the first. Mike Anthony,, "Geno Auriemma Hands UConn Keys To Bench Players In Victory Over Tulsa," 18 Jan. 2018 The new game is noteworthy for being one of the company’s first ventures into mobile territory, especially by a website that’s been around since 1999. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Neopets is making a mobile game that combines Scrabble and Neopets lore," 20 July 2018 In short, modern political discourse is noteworthy for the gaping hollow where there ought to be conservatives—institutions and public figures with something important to teach about political order and how to build it up for everyone’s benefit. Yoram Hazony, WSJ, "Jordan Peterson and Conservatism’s Rebirth," 15 June 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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