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wor·thy

 (wûr′thē)
adj. wor·thi·er, wor·thi·est
1. Having worth, merit, or value: a worthy cause.
2. Honorable; admirable: a worthy fellow.
3. Having sufficient worth; deserving: worthy to be revered; worthy of acclaim.
n. pl. wor·thies
An eminent or distinguished person.

wor′thi·ly adv.
wor′thi·ness n.

worthy

(ˈwɜːðɪ)
adj, -thier or -thiest
1. (postpositive; often foll by of or an infinitive) having sufficient merit or value (for something or someone specified); deserving
2. having worth, value, or merit
n, pl -thies
often facetious a person of distinguished character, merit, or importance
ˈworthily adv
ˈworthiness n

wor•thy

(ˈwɜr ði)

adj. -thi•er, -thi•est, adj.
1. having adequate or great merit, character, or value: a worthy successor.
2. of commendable excellence or merit; deserving; meritorious: an effort worthy of praise.
n.
3. a person of eminent worth, merit, or position.
[1175–1225]
wor′thi•ly, adv.
wor′thi•ness, n.

-worthy

a combining form of worthy, used with the meanings “deserving of, fit for” (newsworthy; trustworthy), “capable of travel in or on” (roadworthy; seaworthy) the thing specified by the initial element.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.worthy - an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously); "he told his story to some conservative worthies"; "local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Adj.1.worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
estimable - deserving of respect or high regard
good - morally admirable
honourable, honorable - worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect; "an honorable man"; "led an honorable life"; "honorable service to his country"
righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
valuable - having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange; "a valuable diamond"
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
2.worthy - worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"
eligible - qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor"
3.worthy - having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way; "behavior worthy of reprobation"; "a fact worthy of attention"
fit - meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to"

worthy

noun
1. dignitary, notable, luminary, bigwig (informal), big shot (informal), personage, big hitter (informal), heavy hitter (informal) The event brought together worthies from many fields.
dignitary nobody, punter (informal), pleb, non-person, member of the rank and file
be worthy of deserve, rate, earn, justify, merit, qualify for, warrant, have a right to, be deserving of, have a claim to or on a cause which is worthy of our support

worthy

adjective
1. Of great value:
Idioms: beyond price, of great price.
3. Satisfying certain requirements, as for selection:
Translations
جَدير، مُسْتَحِقذو شأن، ذو أهَمِيَّهشَخْص مُحْتَرَم جِدا، وَجيهمُسْتَحِق، جَديرنَموذجي لِ، مُتلائِم مَع
fortjenehøjt respekteret personværdig
méltó
fyrirmaîur, mektarmaîursem hæfir/er í samræmi viîverîugurverîugur, sem verîskuldar
vreden
değerlideğerli kimsehak edenhayırlı yararlılâyık

worthy

[ˈwɜːðɪ]
A. ADJ (worthier (compar) (worthiest (superl)))
1. (= deserving) [winner, champion] → merecido; [successor] → digno
she found a worthy opponent in Sabatiniencontró en Sabatini a una oponente de su categoría
worthy causebuena causa f, causa f noble
to be worthy of sth/sbser digno de algo/algn
worthy of attentiondigno de atención
a greatest hits album worthy of the nameun disco de grandes éxitos digno de su nombre
she wanted so much to be worthy of her fatheransiaba ser digna hija de su padre
that comment was not worthy of youesa observación fue indigna de usted
that remark is not worthy of a replyese comentario no (se) merece una respuesta
2. (= good) [person] → respetable; [motive, aim] → encomiable
3. (iro) [person] → honorable, venerable
B. N (hum) → ilustre personaje m

worthy

[ˈwɜːrði] adj
(= deserving) [person] → digne d'estime; [winner, champion] → méritant(e); [successor] → digne before n; [motive, cause] → louable; [effort, attempt] → méritoire
a worthy goal → un objectif louable
to be worthy of sth → mériter qch
to be worthy of sb → être digne de qn
He is not worthy of you → Il n'est pas digne de toi.
(= respectable) [person] → méritant(e)

worthy

adj (+er)
ehrenwert, achtbar; opponentwürdig; motive, causelobenswert, löblich; my worthy friendmein werter Freund
predwert, würdig; worthy of remarkbemerkenswert; worthy of mentionerwähnenswert; to be worthy of somebody/somethingjds/einer Sache würdig sein (geh); any journalist worthy of the namejeder Journalist, der diese Bezeichnung verdient; this makes him worthy of (our) respectdafür verdient er unseren Respekt; he is worthy to be ranked among …er ist es wert, zu … gezählt zu werden
n (hum) the local worthiesdie Ortsgrößen pl (hum)

worthy

[ˈwɜːðɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (gen) → degno/a; (cause, aim, motive) → lodevole
worthy of → degno di
worthy of note or mention → degno di nota
2. n (hum) → personalità f inv

worth

(wəːθ) noun
value. These books are of little or no worth; She sold fifty dollars' worth of tickets.
adjective
1. equal in value to. Each of these stamps is worth a cent.
2. good enough for. His suggestion is worth considering: The exhibition is well worth a visit.
ˈworthless adjective
of no value. worthless old coins.
ˈworthlessly adverb
ˈworthlessness noun
ˈworthy (-ði) adjective
1. good and deserving. I willingly give money to a worthy cause.
2. (with of) deserving. She was not worthy of the honour given to her.
3. (with of) typical of, suited to, or in keeping with. a performance worthy of a champion.
4. of great enough importance etc. She was not thought worthy to be presented to the king.
nounplural ˈworthies
a highly respected person.
ˈworthily adverb
ˈworthiness noun
-worthy
1. deserving; fit for. a blameworthy act.
2. fit for its appropriate use. a seaworthy ship.
worthˈwhile adjective
deserving attention, time and effort etc. a worthwhile cause; It isn't worthwhile to ask him – he'll only refuse.
for all one is worth
using all one's efforts, strength etc. He swam for all he was worth towards the shore.
References in classic literature ?
Aunt woke up and, being more good-natured after her nap, told me to read a bit and show what frivolous work I preferred to the worthy and instructive Belsham.
With its own penetrating vision the spirit seeks some one mortal worthy to hold him company, worthy of being exalted for a few hours into realms of the semi-celestials.
They were of hostile tribes, brought together by the influence of the American government; and it is worthy of remark, that a common policy led them both to adopt the same subject.
Soon after this, I went into the settlement, and nothing worthy of a place in this account passed in my affairs for some time.
We heard the turning of a key in a small lock; she has opened a secret drawer of an escritoire, and is probably looking at a certain miniature, done in Malbone's most perfect style, and representing a face worthy of no less delicate a pencil.
Certainly there was some deep meaning in it most worthy of interpretation, and which, as it were, streamed forth from the mystic symbol, subtly communicating itself to my sensibilities, but evading the analysis of my mind.
In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried," in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity.
She was the most agreeable woman I've ever known in her position; she would have been worthy of any whatever.
most contemptible and worthy of all scorn; with slouched hat and guilty eye, skulking from his God; prowling among the shipping like a vile burglar hastening to cross the seas.
The ship named after him was worthy of the honor, being a very fast sailer and a noble craft every way.
For they are hardly worthy of Tamoszius, the other two members of the orchestra.
The prayer-meeting at Uncle Tom's had, in the order of hymn-singing, been protracted to a very late hour; and, as Uncle Tom had indulged himself in a few lengthy solos afterwards, the consequence was, that, although it was now between twelve and one o'clock, he and his worthy helpmeet were not yet asleep.