adjective (worthier, worthiest)
- 1Deserving effort, attention, or respect: generous donations to worthy causesMore example sentences
- Do you know of any fellow citizen, who has lately done a worthy action, deserving praise and imitation?
- They were a pleasure to work with and it is great to see young people putting in a lot of time and effort for a very worthy cause.
- The station and its shop will be offering visitors a cup of tea and a mince pie when they come along, in a fund-raising effort for this very worthy charity.
- 1.1Having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way: issues worthy of further considerationMore example sentences
- But White's literary merit probably isn't what Marr discerns as the author's most appealing strength, the quality most worthy of copying.
- Allemano and Carn are part of a younger generation of Toronto jazz musicians that are stepping up and are worthy to be heard alongside those in the Toronto establishment.
- We sinned gravely and are not worthy to be called bishops.
- 1.2Good enough; suitable: no composer was considered worthy of the name until he had written an operaMore example sentences
- In my mind's eye, this was a sign that maybe I would be tempted to stray, and thus not worthy enough to get married.
- It's a comic-relief part, but situated in a suitably worthy backdrop, and it affords the actress big moments of pathos as well.
- They don't have to give awards in all 24 categories each year, or even have five nominees if they don't believe there are enough worthy candidates.
noun (plural worthies)often • derogatory or • humorous Back to top
- A person notable or important in a particular sphere: schools governed by local worthiesMore example sentences
- Indeed, Scott was among a number of literary worthies who celebrated the area in song and praised it in pen.
- These rights were guarded jealously, and one of the most predictable sights of a new reign was the procession of local worthies petitioning the king for their confirmation.
- Personally, I would like to see a lot more art recognising local worthies, not because I like to massage egos but because I would like to see a lot more local worthies doing things deemed worthy of such recognition.
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- She was no less enthusiastically received, quite worthily, for the rest of her spellbinding performance.
- No words of mine could ever pay adequate tribute to Dan Dineen and to his magnificent ongoing efforts to raise funds for organisations that worthily deserve them.
- Big Seamus and his charges pulled out all the stops when it really mattered, and they will worthily grace the 2004 senior championship.
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- This is the institution to which they turn to test the worthiness of decisions taken by the president and Congress of the United States.
- Calm seas and easy winds do not test a ship's worthiness, but it is the tempest and the hurricane that show her true metal.
- Two 6th Class boys have proven their worthiness to represent their school on the Mackey Cup Team.