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worthy

[ wur-thee ]
/ 藞w蓽r 冒i /
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adjective, wor路thi路er, wor路thi路est.
having adequate or great merit, character, or value: a worthy successor.
of commendable excellence or merit; deserving: a book worthy of praise; a person worthy to lead.
noun, plural wor路thies.
a person of eminent worth, merit, or position: The town worthies included two doctors.
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Origin of worthy

Middle English word dating back to 1175鈥1225; see origin at worth1, -y1

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-worthy

a combining form of worthy, occurring in adjectives that have the general sense 鈥渄eserving of, fit for鈥 (blameworthy; newsworthy; noteworthy; trustworthy), 鈥渃apable of travel in or on鈥 (airworthy; roadworthy; seaworthy), as specified by the first word of the compound.
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British Dictionary definitions for worthy

worthy
/ (藞w蓽藧冒瑟) /

adjective -thier or -thiest
(postpositive; often foll by of or an infinitive) having sufficient merit or value (for something or someone specified); deserving
having worth, value, or merit
noun plural -thies
often facetious a person of distinguished character, merit, or importance

Derived forms of worthy

worthily, adverbworthiness, noun
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