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Definition of "unworthy" []

  • Insufficient in worth; undeserving: a bad plan unworthy of our consideration. (adjective)
  • Lacking value or merit; worthless. (adjective)
  • Not suiting or befitting: "The acquaintances she had already formed were unworthy of her” ( Jane Austen). (adjective)
  • Vile; despicable. (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.

Use "unworthy" in a sentence
  • "Consequently, I have found that much of what is put forth as evidence on this question is, as Mr. Corney has very justly intimated, quite inadmissible; in short, unworthy of belief."
  • "Sportsman he was, and rake and gambler, as were we all; and I have seen him often overflushed with wine, but never heard from his lips a blasphemy or foul jest, never a word unworthy of clean lips and the clean heart he carried with him to his grave."
  • "_Oui-a-ra - lih-to_, with about thirty-five warriors of the Indian village of Lorette in conjunction with the Iroquois and Algonquins, was actually engaged in the army of Burgoyne, a name unworthy to be associated with the noble spirit of Indian heroism."