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 worthy worthy

adj

  • () having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable  ( worthy )
    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
     a worthy fellow
    a worthy fellow
     a worthy cause
    a worthy cause
  • noun

  • an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)  ( worthy )
    an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
     he told his story to some conservative worthies
    he told his story to some conservative worthies
     local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable
    local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable
  • adj

  • () worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse  ( desirable, suitable, worthy )
    worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
     the parents found the girl suitable for their son
    the parents found the girl suitable for their son
  • having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way  ( worthy )
    having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way
     behavior worthy of reprobation
    behavior worthy of reprobation
     a fact worthy of attention
    a fact worthy of attention