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American English: /ˈwərði/
British English: /ˈwəːði/

Translation of worthy in Spanish:

adjective worthier, worthiest

  • 1 1.1 (appropriate, equal)
    is it really a worthy subject for so much attention?
    ¿es realmente un tema que merezca tanta atención?
    to be worthy of something/somebody
    ser digno de algo/alguien
    a meal worthy of the occasion
    una comida digna de la ocasión
    this work isn't worthy of you
    este trabajo te desmerece or no está a tu altura
    worthy of the name
    digno de tal nombre
    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.
    1.2 (deserving)worthy of something
    digno de algo
    a point worthy of mention
    algo digno de mención
    algo que vale or merece la pena mencionar
    to be worthy of something
    ser digno or merecedor de algo
    he isn't worthy of such honors
    no es digno or merecedor de tales honores
    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.
  • 2 (good, estimable) worthy work
    buenas obras (feminine plural)
    a worthy cause
    una buena causa
    a worthy effort
    un esfuerzo encomiable or meritorio
    Example sentences
    • All of which contributes to making Sylvia a film which, while certainly worthy in intent, won't have very many people seeking to find out more about the poet.
    • My generation was raised on a diet of stultifyingly tedious, but worthy accounts of embryology, typically very badly printed on what appeared to be rice paper.
    • Usually it was a long and, I often felt, unnecessarily drawn-out and tedious experience where worthy but dull homilies were addressed to the assembled Gaels.

noun plural worthies

  • personaje (masculine) importante or ilustre
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