adjective, wor·thi·er, wor·thi·est.
noun, plural wor·thies.
- worthy of the name,
Origin of worthy
Examples from the Web for worthy
Dear Thief is worthy of the abused critical adjectives philosophical, atmospheric, and masterful.
But there were moments of expected genius on it worthy of Grammy consideration.10 Biggest Grammy Award Snubs and Surprises: Meghan Trainor, Miley Cyrus & More|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Political or not, shown in New York or Budapest, it is a worthy achievement composed with taste and subtlety.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust|Daniel Genis|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well known for his inability to say no to worthy causes, Palmer has always been a whirlwind of good works.
Here, other women putter with practical cotton plaids, worthy of a school uniform.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending|Anne Berry|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Coffee succeeded—coffee made in the empty vegetable tin, and worthy of Maxim's or the Ritz.The Pursuit|Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
He was ambitious to know the will of God and to be worthy of Divine approbation.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
What could she say to her own parents which would meet the case or would be worthy of such a conspiracy?Catharine Furze|Mark Rutherford
The three were of opinion that each should join with him the Persians whom he counted most worthy of confidence.The History of Antiquity|Max Duncker
Madame de la Baudraye loved Etienne so truly, that this prudence, worthy of de Clagny, gratified her and stanched her tears.Parisians in the Country|Honore de Balzac
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).