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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)

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 "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."