HyperDic: worthy

English > 4 senses of the word worthy:
ADJECTIVEallworthyhaving worth or merit or value
allworthy, desirable, suitableworthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
allworthyhaving qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way
NOUNperson worthyan important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
worthy > pronunciation
Soundswer'dhiy
Rhymesairworthy ... unworthy: 12 rhymes with dhiy...
English > worthy: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable.
Examples
  • "a worthy fellow"
  • "a worthy cause"
Attribute ofworthinessThe quality or state of having merit or value
Narrowerapplaudable, commendable, laudable, praiseworthyworthy of high praise
creditableworthy of often limited commendation
cum laudeWith honor
deserving, worthWorthy of being treated in a particular way
exemplary, modelworthy of imitation
magna cum laudeWith high honor
meritorious, meritableDeserving reward or praise
quotableSuitable for or worthy of quotation
sacredworthy of respect or dedication
summa cum laudeWith highest honor
valuable, worthfulHaving worth or merit or value
valued, preciousHeld in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature
worthwhilesufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest
See alsoestimableDeserving of respect or high regard
goodmorally admirable
honorable, honourableworthy of being honored
respectableCharacterized by socially or conventionally acceptable morals
righteousCharacterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
valuableHaving great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
Oppositeunworthylacking in value or merit
Spanishdecoroso, digno, merecedor
Catalandigne
Nounsworththe quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
worthinessthe quality or state of having merit or value
worthyan important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
Adverbsworthilyin a worthy manner
English > worthy: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningworthy of being chosen especially as a spouse.
Synonymsdesirable, suitable
BroadereligibleQualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen
Spanishacertado, adecuado, apropiado, apto, capaz, conveniente, deseable, idóneo, indicado
Catalanadequat, adient, apropiat, apte, capaç, convenient, desitjable, encertat, escaient, idoni, indicat
English > worthy: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningHaving qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way.
Examples
  • "behavior worthy of reprobation"
  • "a fact worthy of attention"
Broaderfitmeeting adequate standards for a purpose
Spanishadmirable, honorable, respetable
English > worthy: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningAn important, honorable person (word is often used humorously).
Broaderimportant person, influential person, personageA person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Spanishdignitario, notabilidad
Catalandigne, mereixedor
Adjectivesworthyhaving worth or merit or value

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