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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.

unworthy

(ʌnˈwɜːðɪ)
adj
1. (often foll by of) not deserving or worthy
2. (often foll by of) beneath the level considered befitting (to): that remark is unworthy of you.
3. lacking merit or value
4. (of treatment) not warranted or deserved
unˈworthily adv
unˈworthiness n

un•wor•thy

(ʌnˈwɜr ði)

adj. -thi•er, -thi•est, adj.
1. not worthy; lacking worth or excellence.
2. beneath the dignity (usu. fol. by of): behavior unworthy of a leader.
3. of a kind not worthy (often fol. by of).
4. not of adequate merit or character.
5. not commendable or creditable.
6. not deserving.
n.
7. an unworthy person.
[1200–50]
un•wor′thi•ly, adv.
un•wor′thi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
contemptible - deserving of contempt or scorn
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"
unrighteous - not righteous; "an unrighteous man"; "an unrighteous law"
worthless - lacking in usefulness or value; "a worthless idler"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
2.unworthy - not deservingunworthy - not deserving; "the undeserving poor"
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
3.unworthy - morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar"
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"

unworthy

adjective
1. undeserving, not good enough, not fit, not worth, ineligible, not deserving You may feel unworthy of the attention and help people offer you.
undeserving fit, deserving, worthy, eligible, meritorious
2. dishonourable, base, contemptible, degrading, disgraceful, shameful, disreputable, ignoble, discreditable Aren't you amazed by how loving the father is to his unworthy son?
dishonourable honourable, commendable, creditable
3. (with of) unbefitting, beneath, unfitting to, unsuitable for, inappropriate to, improper to, out of character with, out of place with, unbecoming to His accusations are unworthy of a prime minister.
Translations
لا يَسْتَحِقلا يَليقُمُعيب، غَيْر مُحْتَرَم
nehodnýnezasluhující sihanebný
ikke værdiguværdig
arvoton
méltatlannem méltó arra
ósæmilegur, skammarlegurósamboîinnóverîugur
nederamainevertas
necienīgsnepiedienīgszemiskszems
nehodnýnezasluhujúci si
adîdeğmezlâyık olmayanutanç vericiuygun olmayan

unworthy

[ʌnˈwɜːðɪ] ADJ
1. (= undeserving) [person] → indigno, poco digno
to be unworthy to do sthno ser digno de hacer algo, no merecer hacer algo
I feel she is unworthy to judge themme parece que no es digna de juzgarlos
to be unworthy of sth/sbno ser digno de algo/algn, no merecerse algo/a algn
he felt himself unworthy of hersentía que no era digno de ella, sentía que no se la merecía
it is unworthy of attention/commentno merece atención/comentario alguno
2. (= ignoble) [activity, thought] → impropio
his accusations are unworthy of a gentlemansus acusaciones no son dignas or son impropias de un caballero

unworthy

[ʌnˈwɜːrði] adjindigne
to be unworthy of sth → être indigne de qch, ne pas être digne de qch
to be unworthy of sb → être indigne de qn, ne pas être digne de qn
That remark is unworthy of you → Cette remarque n'est pas digne de vous.

unworthy

adj personnicht wert (→ of +gen); conduct alsonicht würdig, unwürdig (→ of +gen); to be unworthy to do something(es) nicht wert sein, etw zu tun; to be unworthy of an honour (Brit) or honor (US) → einer Ehre (gen)nicht wert sein (geh); this is unworthy of youdas ist unter deiner Würde; it is unworthy of our attentiondas verdient unsere Aufmerksamkeit nicht, das ist unserer Aufmerksamkeit (gen)nicht wert; it was unworthy of you not to accept their kind offeres war nicht anständig von dir, ihren freundlichen Vorschlag nicht anzunehmen; it would be unworthy of me not to mention also …es wäre nicht recht, wenn ich nicht auch … erwähnen würde; it is unworthy of commentes verdient keinen Kommentar

unworthy

[ʌnˈwɜːðɪ] adj (undeserving) → non degno/a; (ignoble) → indegno/a
to be unworthy of sth/to do sth → non essere degno/a di qc/di fare qc

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 ?
AN Unworthy Man who had laughed at the woes of a Woman whom he loved, was bewailing his indiscretion in sack-cloth-of-gold and ashes-of-roses, when the Angel of Compassion looked down upon him, saying:
I am the unworthy servant and delegate of him who holds the keys.
But should Linton be unworthy - only a feeble tool to his father - I cannot abandon her to him
He said we were never to write a word for a low or unworthy motive, but always to cling to the very highest ideals.
An unworthy doubt of her--the mean offspring of jealousy--found its way into my mind.
Markham feels that name is unworthy to be mentioned in the presence of right-minded females.
Mankind are as ignorant of such divine goodness, as they are unworthy of it; but none so unworthy of it as myself.
When I attended the King in order to deliver the presents, after I had excused the smallness of them, as being, though unworthy his acceptance, the largest that our profession of poverty, and distance from our country, allowed us to make, he examined them one by one with a dissatisfied look, and told me that however he might be pleased with our good attentions, he thought our present such as could not be offered to a king without affronting him; and made me a sign with his hand to withdraw, and take back what I had brought.
They had been married but a few months when our visit to them commenced during which time they had been amply supported by a considerable sum of money which Augustus had gracefully purloined from his unworthy father's Escritoire, a few days before his union with Sophia.
Agnan, with the gray doublet and the rusty calotte, is not unworthy of supping with the gentleman of the old boots and still older horse.
The lines, however, if not by Poe, are the most successful imitation of his early mannerisms yet made public, and, in the opinion of one well qualified to speak, "are not unworthy on the whole of the parentage claimed for them.
Reginald has a good figure and is not unworthy the praise you have heard given him, but is still greatly inferior to our friend at Langford.