adjective, wor·thi·er, wor·thi·est.
noun, plural wor·thies.
Origin of worthy
Synonyms for worthy
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Contemporary Examples of worthiness
Discrimination is all about pride and the setting up of a hierarchy of “worthiness.”June, The Month When Pride Isn’t a Sin
June 22, 2014
Here was worthiness by association, a father judged by the virtues of the son.Antiq Hennis’s Bloody Stroller Shames New York City Mayor’s Race
September 4, 2013
My own blood started to boil when they started questioning my worthiness as a person.'Awful Middle-Class Queens'
April 9, 2009
Historical Examples of worthiness
His worthiness is not the point, but whether he can indemnify you.Magnum Bonum
Charlotte M. Yonge
Now such persons would do well to understand that they are completely mistaken in their estimate of what "worthiness" really is.Practical Religion
John Charles Ryle
Beggars before these shrines are apt to display these passbooks as an evidence of their worthiness and need.Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic
Sidney L. Gulick
At the end of the curious but interesting exhibition, his worthiness Ranuzer asked the prince if he was satisfied.
Send couriers, worthiness, to Memphis immediately, for I fear that the high priests have done something evil.
adjective -thier or -thiest
noun plural -thies
mid-13c., "having merit," from worth (n.) + -y (2). Old English had weorþful in this sense. Attested from c.1300 as a noun meaning "person of merit" (especially in Nine Worthies, famous men of history and legend: Joshua, David, Judas Maccabæus, Hector, Alexander, Julius Cæsar, Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon -- three Jews, three gentiles, three Christians).