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worthy

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adjective wor·thy \ˈwər-thē\

Definition of worthy

worthier

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worthiest

  1. 1a :  having worth or value :  estimable a worthy causeb :  honorable, meritorious worthy candidates

  2. 2 :  having sufficient worth or importance worthy to be remembered

worthily

play \ˈwər-thə-lē\ adverb

worthiness

play \ˈwər-thē-nəs\ noun

Examples of worthy in a Sentence

  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.

13th Century

First Known Use of worthy

13th century


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worthy

noun wor·thy

Definition of worthy

plural

worthies

  1. :  a worthy or prominent person

14th Century

First Known Use of worthy

14th century


-worthy

adjective combining form wor·thy

Definition of -worthy

  1. 1 :  fit or safe for a seaworthy vessel

  2. 2 :  of sufficient worth for a newsworthy event



WORTHY Defined for English Language Learners

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worthy

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adjective wor·thy \ˈwər-thē\

Definition of worthy for English Language Learners

  • : good and deserving respect, praise, or attention

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

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worthy

noun wor·thy

Definition of worthy for English Language Learners

  • : an important or respected person


WORTHY Defined for Kids

worthy

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adjective wor·thy \ˈwər-thē\

Definition of worthy for Students

worthier

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worthiest

  1. 1 :  having worth or excellence a worthy goal

  2. 2 :  having enough value or excellence These students are worthy of praise.

worthiness

noun


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