unworthily


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un·wor·thy

 (ŭn-wûr′thē)
adj. un·wor·thi·er, un·wor·thi·est
1.
a. Insufficient in worth; undeserving: a bad plan unworthy of our consideration.
b. Lacking value or merit; worthless.
2. Not suiting or befitting: "The acquaintances she had already formed were unworthy of her" (Jane Austen).
3. Vile; despicable.

un·wor′thi·ly adv.
un·wor′thi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.unworthily - in an unworthy manner
Translations
بصورَةٍ معيبَه، غَيْر لائِقَه
hanebně
ikke værdigt
svívirîilega
lâyık olmaksızın

unworthily

adv behaveunwürdig; he said, rather unworthily, that …er sagte, und das war eigentlich unter seiner Würde, dass …

unworthy

(anˈwəːði) adjective
1. shameful or disgraceful. That was an unworthy act/thought.
2. not deserving. Such a remark is unworthy of notice; He's unworthy to have the same name as his father.
3. less good than should be expected from (eg a person). Such bad behaviour is unworthy of him.
unˈworthily adverb
unˈworthiness noun
References in classic literature ?
They pounce on the idea, and distort it, and then work it out so pettily and unworthily.
Jekyll, whom he had long so unworthily repaid for a thousand generosities, need labour under no alarm for his safety, as he had means of escape on which he placed a sure dependence.
Vice had not so depraved my heart as to excite in it an insensibility of so much paternal affection, though so unworthily bestowed.
No," he said; "I never have thought, I never can think, unjustly or unworthily of you.
She considered it all as nonsense, as mere trifling and gallantry, which meant only to deceive for the hour; she could not but feel that it was treating her improperly and unworthily, and in such a way as she had not deserved; but it was like himself, and entirely of a piece with what she had seen before; and she would not allow herself to shew half the displeasure she felt, because he had been conferring an obligation, which no want of delicacy on his part could make a trifle to her.
That, the lofty example of this immaculate and unimpeachable witness for the Crown, to refer to whom however unworthily was an honour, had communicated itself to the prisoner's servant, and had engendered in him a holy determination to examine his master's table-drawers and pockets, and secrete his papers.
He answered me with the utmost civility, and even paid me the compliment of saying that he was so well convinced of Lady Catherine's discernment as to be certain she could never bestow a favour unworthily.
He knew he was behaving unworthily, but he could not help it.
How base would it be of me to take advantage of the circumstances which placed her here, or of the slight service I was happily able to render her, and to seek to engage her affections when the result must be, if I succeeded, that the brothers would be disappointed in their darling wish of establishing her as their own child, and that I must seem to hope to build my fortunes on their compassion for the young creature whom I had so meanly and unworthily entrapped: turning her very gratitude and warmth of heart to my own purpose and account, and trading in her misfortunes
The torment of suspense was not to be endured: I would not suspect my husband falsely, on this man's accusation, and I would not trust him unworthily - I must know the truth at once.
But the reproach was the unendurable thing; the one thing worse than parting with her was, that she should feel he had acted unworthily toward her.
If thou dost confess that," returned Camilla, "mortal enemy of all that rightly deserves to be loved, with what face dost thou dare to come before one whom thou knowest to be the mirror wherein he is reflected on whom thou shouldst look to see how unworthily thou him?