- 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 unworthily
I am astonished that you should have treated me so unworthily.St. Winifred's
Frederic W. Farrar
When we enter this cathedral, unless we enter it unworthily, we speak not of such things.The Foot-path Way
Yet why should any one think that he is unworthily or degradingly employed.Penelope: or, Love's Labour Lost, Vol. 2 (of 3)
William Pitt Scargill
I dare answer for him he will not think of bestowing you unworthily.Memoirs of Miss Sidney Biddulph
I should not think Miss Dalzell one to love lightly or unworthily.Miles Tremenhere, Vol 1 of 2
Annette Marie Maillard
- (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
Word Origin and History for unworthily
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