unworthy

[ uhn-wur-thee ]
/ ʌnˈwɜr ði /

adjective, un·wor·thi·er, un·wor·thi·est.

noun, plural un·wor·thies.

an unworthy person.

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Origin of unworthy

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at un-1, worthy

OTHER WORDS FROM unworthy

un·wor·thi·ly, adverbun·wor·thi·ness, nounself-un·wor·thi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unworthy

unworthy
/ (ʌnˈwɜːðɪ) /

adjective

(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

Derived forms of unworthy

unworthily, adverbunworthiness, noun
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