- an unworthy person.
Origin of unworthy
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3, 4. unseemly, unfit, unsuitable, ignoble.
1. deserving, admirable, commendable.
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Examples from the Web for unworthy
Then Ultron materializes, deeming the Avengers “unworthy,” before summoning a fleet of drone suits to attack the heroes.‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Unmasked: Robert Downey Jr. and Co. Speak at Comic-Con
July 27, 2014
Albert screams and waves his hands in the air as our car plunges along the tracks, but the ride is unworthy of its hype.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career
April 13, 2014
But in each case, for different reasons, the crime is unworthy of the proposed punishment.Should MSNBC Fire Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir?
November 23, 2013
You make it sound self-evident which parts of a huge story are worthy and unworthy of coverage, but who draws the line, and where?Daily Beast Debate: Should the Media Leave Grieving Newtown Alone?
The Daily Beast
December 20, 2012
None of this means their liberal leanings are inappropriate or unworthy, but they are often fleeting, polling data suggest.The Not-So-Liberal American Future
December 2, 2012
Then I regret to say that the boy, Robert Rushton, is unworthy of your friendship.Brave and Bold
I am the unworthy servant and delegate of him who holds the keys.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
That they are the gifts of His grace and that I am unworthy of them, 3.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
Character is a sacred thing, and it is unworthy of you to trifle with it.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I
Francis Augustus Cox
Heaven protect me from a prejudice so unworthy of my reason!The Last of the Mohicans
James Fenimore Cooper
- (often foll by of) not deserving or worthy
- (often foll by of) beneath the level considered befitting (to)that remark is unworthy of you
- lacking merit or value
- (of treatment) not warranted or deserved
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Word Origin and History for unworthy
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