Definition of "worthy" []

  • Having worth, merit, or value; useful or valuable. (adjective)
  • Honorable; admirable: a worthy fellow. (adjective)
  • Having sufficient worth; deserving: worthy to be revered; worthy of acclaim. (adjective)
  • An eminent or distinguished person. (noun)
  • Having sufficient merit or value (for something or someone specified); deserving (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Having worth, value, or merit (adjective)
  • A person of distinguished character, merit, or importance (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "worthy" in a sentence
  • "_unworthy_, and dignor, _deem worthy of_; as, -- dignī honōre, _worthy of honor (i.e. in point of honor_); fidē indignī, _unworthy of confidence_; mē dignor honōre, _I deem myself worthy of honor_."
  • "Turns out the cobra is female, and needs a name worthy of her notoriety."
  • "[1268] The number of the asterisks, taken with the term worthy friend, renders it almost certain that Langton was meant."