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Adjective, Noun


Noun worthy has 1 sense

Adjective worthy has 3 senses


worthya. [OE. worthi, wurþi, from worth, wurþ, n.; cf. Icel. ver&edh;ugr, D. waardig, G. wÜrdig, OHG. wirdīg. See Worth, n.].
  •  Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.  [1913 Webster]
    "Full worthy was he in his lordes war."  [1913 Webster]
    "These banished men that I have kept withal
    Are men endued with worthy qualities.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Happier thou mayst be, worthier canst not be."  [1913 Webster]
    "This worthy mind should worthy things embrace."  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway."  [1913 Webster]
    "The merciless Macdonwald,
    Worthy to be a rebel.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear."  [1913 Webster]
    "And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know
    More happiness.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "The lodging is well worthy of the guest."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Of high station; of high social position.  [1913 Webster]
    "Worthy women of the town."  [1913 Webster]
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.
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "The blood of ancient worthies in his veins."  [1913 Webster]
worthyv. t. 
     To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]


worthy, adj. & n.
--adj. (worthier, worthiest)
1 estimable; having some moral worth; deserving respect (lived a worthy life).
2 (of a person) entitled to (esp. condescending) recognition (a worthy old couple).
3 a (foll. by of or to + infin.) deserving (worthy of a mention; worthy to be remembered). b (foll. by of) adequate or suitable to the dignity etc. of (in words worthy of the occasion).
--n. (pl. -ies)
1 a worthy person.
2 a person of some distinction.
3 joc. a person.

worthily adv. worthiness n.
ME wurthi etc. f. WORTH



Christian, Establishment, VIP, able, acceptable, acceptable person, admirable, admissible, aristocratic, au fait, august, baron, beyond all praise, beyond price, big gun, big man, big name, bigwig, blameless, brass, brass hat, capable, capital fellow, celebrity, clean, commendable, competent, constellation, courtly, creditable, cynosure, dear, decent, deserved, deserving, desirable, diamond, dignified, dignitary, dignity, divine, earned, efficient, elder, eligible, enfranchised, entitled, equal to, erect, esteemed, estimable, ethical, exemplary, fair, father, figure, fit, fitted, fitted for, folk hero, full of integrity, galaxy, gem, gentleman, golden, good, good as gold, good fellow, good lot, good man, good person, good sort, good woman, grand, grave, great man, held in esteem, hero, heroine, high-minded, high-principled, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honest, honest man, honorable, honored, idol, immaculate, immortal, important person, imposing, in favor, in good odor, in high favor, inestimable, interests, invaluable, inviolate, irreproachable, jewel, journeyman, just, justified, kingly, lady, laudable, law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, lion, lordly, lords of creation, luminaries, luminary, magisterial, magnate, majestic, man of mark, manly, master spirit, mensch, merited, meritorious, model, mogul, moral, nabob, name, noble, notability, notable, of great price, panjandrum, pearl, perfect gentleman, perfect lady, person of note, person of renown, persona grata, personage, personality, pillar of society, pleasing, pleiad, pop hero, popular hero, popular idol, power, power elite, praiseworthy, precious, prestigious, priceless, prince, princely, principled, public figure, pure, qualified, queenly, real man, regal, reputable, respectable, respected, revered, reverend, rich, right, right sort, right-minded, righteous, rough diamond, royal, ruling circle, sachem, satisfying, sedate, sober, social lion, solemn, somebody, something, spotless, stainless, star, stately, statuesque, sterling, suitable, suited, superstar, the great, the top, top brass, top people, true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted, tycoon, unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, unexceptionable, unimpeachable, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untarnished, up to, up to snuff, upright, uprighteous, upstanding, valuable, venerable, venerated, very important person, virtuous, warranted, well-deserving, well-earned, well-fitted, well-qualified, well-suited, well-thought-of, with voice, with vote, worshipful, yeomanly




N worth, rate, value, intrinsic value, quality, par value, valuation, appraisal, assessment, appraisement, price current, market price, quotation, fair price, going price, what it will fetch, what the market will bear, money's worth, penny's worth, worth, cost (price), valuable, estimable, worthwhile, worthy, full of worth, precious (expensive), worth the price, worth a king's ransom, accountants who know the price of everything and t.


N repute, distinction, mark, name, figure, repute, reputation, good repute, high repute, note, notability, notoriety, eclat, the bubble reputation, vogue, celebrity, fame, famousness, renown, popularity, aura popularis, approbation, credit, succes d'estime, prestige, talk of the town, name to conjure with, glory, honor, luster, illustriousness, account, regard, respect, reputableness, respectability, good name, good report, fair name, dignity, stateliness, solemnity, grandeur, splendor, nobility, majesty, sublimity, rank, standing, brevet rank, precedence, pas, station, place, status, position, position in society, order, degree, baccalaureate, locus standi, caste, condition, greatness, eminence, height, importance, preeminence, supereminence, high mightiness, primacy, top of the ladder, top of the tree, elevation, ascent, superaltation, exaltation, dignification, aggrandizement, dedication, consecration, enthronement, canonization, celebration, enshrinement, glorification, hero, man of mark, great card, celebrity, worthy, lion, rara avis, notability, somebody, classman, man of rank, pillar of the state, pillar of the church, pillar of the community, chief, first fiddle, cynosure, mirror, flower, pink, pearl, paragon, choice and master spirits of the age, elite, star, sun, constellation, galaxy, ornament, honor, feather in one's cap, halo, aureole, nimbus, halo of glory, blaze of glory, blushing honors, laurels, memory, posthumous fame, niche in the temple of fame, immortality, immortal name, magni nominis umbra, distinguished, distingue, noted, of note, honored, popular, fashionable, in good odor in, favor, in high favor, reputable, respectable, creditable, remarkable, notable, notorious, celebrated, renowned, ion every one's mouth, talked of, famous, famed, far-famed, conspicuous, to the front, foremost, in the front rank, in the ascendant, imperishable, deathless, immortal, never fading, aere perennius, time honored, illustrious, glorious, splendid, brilliant, radiant, bright, full-blown, honorific, eminent, prominent, high, in the zenith, at the head of, at the top of the tree, peerless, of the first water, superior, supereminent, preeminent, great, dignified, proud, noble, honorable, worshipful, lordly, grand, stately, august, princely, imposing, solemn, transcendent, majestic, sacred, sublime, heaven- born, heroic, sans peur et sans reproche, sacrosanct, Int, hail!, all hail!, ave!, viva!, vive!, long life to!, banzai!, glory be to, honor be to?, one's name being in every mouth, one's name living for ever, sic itur ad astra, fama volat, aut Caesar aut nullus, not to know him argues oneself unknown, none but himself could be his parallel, palmam qui meruit ferat, above all Greek above all Roman fame, cineri gloria sera est, great is the glory for the strife is hard, honor virtutis praemium, immensum gloria calcar habet, the glory dies not and the grief is past, vivit post funera virtus.


N virtue, virtuousness, morality, moral rectitude, integrity, nobleness, morals, ethics, cardinal virtues, merit, worth, desert, excellence, credit, self-control, self-denial, well-doing, good actions, good behavior, discharge of duty, fulfillment of duty, performance of duty, well-spent life, innocence, virtuous, good, innocent, meritorious, deserving, worthy, desertful, correct, dutiful, duteous, moral, right, righteous, right- minded, well-intentioned, creditable, laudable, commendable, praiseworthy, above all praise, beyond all praise, excellent, admirable, sterling, pure, noble, whole-souled, exemplary, matchless, peerless, saintly, saint-like, heaven-born, angelic, seraphic, godlike, virtuously, adj, e merito, esse quam videri bonus malebat, Schonheit vergeht Tugend besteht, virtue the greatest of all monarchies, virtus laudatur et alget, virtus vincit invidiam.

Good Man

N good man, honest man, worthy, good woman, perfect lady, Madonna, model, paragon, good example, hero, heroine, demigod, seraph, angel, innocent, saint, benefactor, philanthropist, Aristides, noble liver, pattern, brick, trump, gem, jewel, good fellow, prince, diamond in the rough, rough diamond, ugly duckling, salt of the earth, one in ten thousand, one in a million, a gentleman and a scholar, pillar of society, pillar of the community, a man among men, si sic omnes!.

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