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Worthy meaning

worthy - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
  2. 2. Having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; -- usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; -- usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one.
  3. 3. Of high station; of high social position.
  4. 4. To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.
  5. 5. A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; - much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies.
  6. 6. A man of eminent worth.
  7. 7. Having worth; morally good; deserving.

worthy - examples of usage

  1. To my dear mother, and to her worthy sisters, there is nothing in the world more painful than what they call a " scene"- unless possibly it is what they call a " situation." - "They Call Me Carpenter", Upton Sinclair.
  2. Still, the end did come at last, and the worthy lady thought perhaps if she could lie down now she might drop off. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. And they shouldn't be worthy, either, people shouldn't. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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