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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 ?
Perhaps she will never again suffer a poor, unworthy earthling to walk in the shadow of her divine presence.
You will diminish them, indeed," returned the arch girl; "for never did I hear a more unworthy conjunction of execution and language than that to which I have been listening; and I was far gone in a learned inquiry into the causes of such an unfitness between sound and sense, when you broke the charm of my musings by that bass of yours, Duncan
It has already been observed, that, in the basement story of the gable fronting on the street, an unworthy ancestor, nearly a century ago, had fitted up a shop.
Planted deep, in the town's earliest infancy and childhood, by these two earnest and energetic men, the race has ever since subsisted here; always, too, in respectability; never, so far as I have known, disgraced by a single unworthy member; but seldom or never, on the other hand, after the first two generations, performing any memorable deed, or so much as putting forward a claim to public notice.
He was, in fact, noted for preferring vicious animals, given to all kinds of tricks which kept the rider in constant risk of his neck, for he held a tractable, wellbroken horse as unworthy of a lad of spirit.
So that there are instances among them of men, who, named with Scripture names --a singularly common fashion on the island --and in childhood naturally imbibing the stately dramatic thee and thou of the Quaker idiom; still, from the audacious, daring, and boundless adventure of their subsequent lives, strangely blend with these unoutgrown peculiarities, a thousand bold dashes of character, not unworthy a Scandinavian sea-king, or a poetical Pagan Roman.
It is no pleasure to me to expose him, now, and destroy the reader's delight in him and respect for him, but still it must be done, for when an honest writer discovers an imposition it is his simple duty to strip it bare and hurl it down from its place of honor, no matter who suffers by it; any other course would render him unworthy of the public confidence.
He is worthless and unworthy, but it is largely my fault.
I'm thankful to the good God and Father of us all I've got you back, that's long-suffering and merciful to them that believe on Him and keep His word, though good- ness knows I'm unworthy of it, but if only the worthy ones got His blessings and had His hand to help them over the rough places, there's few enough would smile here or ever enter into His rest when the long night comes.
Failure as he was, complete and entire, he had generously handed down to her all that was best in himself, and prudently retained all that was unworthy.
The acquaintance she had already formed were unworthy of her.
Thomson, Cowper, Scott--she would buy them all over and over again: she would buy up every copy, I believe, to prevent their falling into unworthy hands; and she would have every book that tells her how to admire an old twisted tree.