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Meaning of WORTHY

Pronunciation:  'wurthee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  word is often used humorously
  2. [adj]  worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son"
  3. [adj]  morally admirable; "a worthy citizen"
  4. [adj]  having high moral qualities; "a noble spirit"; "a solid citizen"; "an upstanding man"; "a worthy successor"
  5. [adj]  meriting respect or esteem; "the worthy gentleman"
  6. [adj]  having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "no student deemed worthy, and chosen for admission, would be kept out for lack of funds"- Nathan Pusey; "worthy of acclaim"; "orthy of consideration"; "a worthy cause"

WORTHY is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: applaudable, commendable, creditable, cum laude, deserving(p), desirable, eligible, exemplary, good, honorable, honored, honourable, honoured, laudable, magna cum laude, meritable, meriting(p), meritorious, model(a), noble, notable, noteworthy, praiseworthy, quotable, respectable, sacred, solid, suitable, summa cum laude, upstanding, valuable, worth(p), worthful, worthwhile
 Antonyms: unworthy
 See Also: estimable, important person, influential person, personage, righteous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wor"thy\, a. [Compar. {Worthier}; superl. {Worthiest.}]
    [OE. worthi, wur[thorn]i, from worth, wur[thorn], n.; cf.
    Icel. ver[eth]ugr, D. waardig, G. w["u]rdig, OHG. wird[=i]g.
    See {Worth}, n.]
    1. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable;
       deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
             Full worthy was he in his lordes war. --Chaucer.
             These banished men that I have kept withal Are men
             endued with worthy qualities.         --Shak.
             Happier thou mayst be, worthier canst not be.
             This worthy mind should worthy things embrace. --Sir
                                                   J. Davies.
    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.
             No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway. --Shak.
             The merciless Macdonwald, Worthy to be a rebel.
             Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.  --Matt. iii.
             And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know More
             happiness.                            --Milton.
             The lodging is well worthy of the guest. --Dryden.
    3. Of high station; of high social position. [Obs.]
             Worthy women of the town.             --Chaucer.
    {Worthiest of blood} (Eng. Law of Descent), most worthy of
       those of the same blood to succeed or inherit; -- applied
       to males, and expressive of the preference given them over
       females. --Burrill.
  2. \Wor"thy\, n.; pl. {Worthies}.
    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.
          The blood of ancient worthies in his veins. --Cowper.
  3. \Wor"thy\, v. t.
    To render worthy; to exalt into a hero. [Obs.] --Shak.