[ US /ˈwɝði/ ]
[ UK /wˈɜːði/ ]
  1. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse
    the parents found the girl suitable for their son
  2. having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way
    behavior worthy of reprobation
    a fact worthy of attention
  3. having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
    a worthy fellow
    a worthy cause
  1. an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)
    local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable
    he told his story to some conservative worthies
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How To Use worthy In A Sentence

  • My generation was raised on a diet of stultifyingly tedious, but worthy accounts of embryology, typically very badly printed on what appeared to be rice paper.
  • We believe that it is okay to charge for healing based on the doctrine, ‘The workman is worthy of his hire.’
  • It was also a noteworthy echo of a speech Sarkozy himself made last December, when he called for a "positive laicity" and suggested that the state could ultimately grant subsidies to religious groups. The Earth Times Online Newspaper
  • I again affirm that I need make no apology for attaching my name to that of one so worthy the esteem of his co-dogs, ay, and co-cats too; for in spite of the differences which have so often raised up a barrier between the members of his race and ours, not even the noblest among us could be degraded by raising a "mew" to the honour of such a thoroughly honest dog. The Adventures of a Dog, and a Good Dog Too
  • A delectable path, for example, runs up behind the cemetery, bordered by butterfly orchids and lithospermum and aristolochia and other plants worthy of better names; it winds aloft, under shady chestnuts, with views on either side. Alone
  • We are extremely delighted to hear of your scholarship to Beijing University.You are worthy of success.Best wishes for your bright future.
  • No one can degrade us except ourselves; that if we are worthy, no influence can defeat us. 
  • Finally, one general feature of the framework of this subsection is worthy of note, in order to facilitate comparisons between models.
  • The calced Augustinians also made their elections -- but not so quickly that we could avoid sending to them to remind them not to allow the disturbances of other times to occur in their chapter -- by having made them beforehand through their devotion to the outgoing provincial, who managed the succession for another as worthy as he. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 24 of 55 1630-34 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, As Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing t
  • The acting was hammy, the jokes were forced, and the entire thing came across like a high school play - actors overdoing everything in cringe-worthy performances.
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