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Adjective: worthy (worthier,worthiest)  wur-dhee
  1. Having worth or merit or value; being honourable or admirable
    "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
     
  2. Being an appropriate and good choice, especially as a spouse
    - desirable, suitable
     
  3. Having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way
    "behaviour worthy of reprobation"; "a fact worthy of attention"
Noun: worthy  wur-dhee
  1. (often humorous) an important, honourable person
    "he told his story to some conservative worthies"; "local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable"

Derived forms: worthier, worthies, worthiest

See also: applaudable, commendable, creditable, cum laude, deserving, eligible, estimable, exemplary, fit, good, honorable [US], honourable [Brit, Cdn], laudable, magna cum laude, meritable, meritorious, model, notable, noteworthy, praiseworthy, precious, quotable, righteous, sacred, summa cum laude [N. Amer], valuable, valued, worth, worthful, worthiness, worthwhile

Type of: important person, influential person, personage

Antonym: unworthy

Encyclopedia: Worthy