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Definition 1: an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where worthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he told his story to some conservative worthies
  • local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable

(worthy is a kind of ...) a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

Definition 2: having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where worthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a worthy fellow
  • a worthy cause

(worthy is similar to ...) sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest

"a worthwhile book"

(worthy is similar to ...) having worth or merit or value

"a valuable friend" "a good and worthful man"

(worthy is similar to ...) held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature

"a valued friend" "precious memories"

(worthy is similar to ...) with highest honor; with the highest academic distinction

"a summa cum laude graduate"

(worthy is similar to ...) worthy of respect or dedication

"saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling"

(worthy is similar to ...) suitable for or worthy of quotation

"a quotable slogan" "his remarks are not quotable in mixed company"

(worthy is similar to ...) deserving reward or praise

"a lifetime of meritorious service" "meritorious conduct"

(worthy is similar to ...) with high honor; with high academic distinction

"a magna cum laude graduate"

(worthy is similar to ...) worthy of imitation

"exemplary behavior" "model citizens"

(worthy is similar to ...) (often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way

"an idea worth considering" "the deserving poor" "a deserving cause"

(worthy is similar to ...) with honor; with academic distinction

"a cum laude graduate"

(worthy is similar to ...) worthy of often limited commendation

"the student's effort on the essay--though not outstanding--was creditable"

(worthy is similar to ...) worthy of high praise

"applaudable efforts to save the environment" "a commendable sense of purpose" "laudable motives of improving housing conditions" "a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence"

(means also ...) having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange

"a valuable diamond"

(means also ...) characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

"the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"

(means also ...) worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect

"an honorable man" "led an honorable life" "honorable service to his country"

(means also ...) morally admirable

(means also ...) deserving of respect or high regard

(... are attributes of worthy) the quality or state of having merit or value

Definition 3: worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where worthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the parents found the girl suitable for their son

Synonyms for worthy in the sense of this definition

(worthy is similar to ...) qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

"eligible to run for office" "eligible for retirement benefits" "an eligible bachelor"

Definition 4: having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where worthy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • behavior worthy of reprobation
  • a fact worthy of attention

(worthy is similar to ...) meeting adequate standards for a purpose

"a fit subject for discussion" "it is fit and proper that you be there" "water fit to drink" "fit for duty" "do as you see fit to"

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