unworthy

  • 1 unworthy — un·wor·thy adj: not meritorious; specif in the civil law of Louisiana: being or relating to an heir who is deprived of the right to inherit from a person because of a failure in a duty towards the person un·wor·thi·ness n Merriam Webster’s… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 unworthy — [unwʉr′thē] adj. unworthier, unworthiest [ME] 1. lacking merit or value; worthless 2. not deserving: often with of 3. not fit or becoming: usually with of [a remark unworthy of a gentleman] 4. not deserved or warranted unworthily …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Unworthy — Un*wor thy, a. Not worthy; wanting merit, value, or fitness; undeserving; worthless; unbecoming; often with of. {Un*wor thi*ly}, adv. {Un*wor thi*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 unworthy — mid 13c., unwurði, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + WORTHY (Cf. worthy). Cf. M.Du. onwerdich, Du. onwaardig, M.L.G. unwerdich, O.H.G. unwirdig, O.N. uverðugr …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 unworthy — [adj] not of value base, beneath, blamable, contemptible, degrading, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, good for nothing, ignoble, improper, inappropriate, ineligible, inexcusable, no account*, no good*, not deserving, not fit, not good… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 unworthy — ► ADJECTIVE (unworthier, unworthiest) ▪ not worthy. DERIVATIVES unworthily adverb unworthiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 unworthy — [[t]ʌnwɜ͟ː(r)ði[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ of n/ ing, ADJ to inf If a person or thing is unworthy of something good, they do not deserve it. [LITERARY] You may feel unworthy of the attention and help people offer you... He felt unworthy of being …

    English dictionary

  • 8 unworthy — un|wor|thy [ʌnˈwə:ði US ə:r ] adj formal 1.) not deserving respect, attention etc unworthy of ▪ an idea that s unworthy of serious consideration 2.) unworthy behaviour, attitudes etc are not acceptable from someone who is respected or who has an… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 unworthy — adj. unworthy of ( unworthy of your help; such behavior is unworthy of you) * * * [ʌn wɜːðɪ] unworthyof (unworthyof your help;such behavior is unworthy of you) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 unworthy — un|wor|thy [ ʌn wɜrði ] adjective dishonest or morally wrong: unworthy motives be unworthy of 1. ) to not deserve something: These people are wholly unworthy of our respect. 2. ) to be less good than the standard you would normally expect: These… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 unworthy — adjective Date: 13th century 1. a. lacking in excellence or value ; poor, worthless b. base, dishonorable 2. not meritorious ; undeserving < unworthy of attention > 3. not deserved ; …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12 unworthy — unworthily, adv. unworthiness, n. /un werr dhee/, adj., unworthier, unworthiest, n., pl. unworthies. adj. 1. not worthy; lacking worth or excellence. 2. beneath the dignity (usually fol. by of): behavior unworthy of a king. 3. of a kind not… …

    Universalium

  • 13 unworthy — adjective 1) he was unworthy of trust Syn: undeserving, ineligible, unqualified, unfit Ant: deserving 2) unworthy behavior Syn: unbecoming, unsuitable, inappropriate …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 unworthy — UK [ʌnˈwɜː(r)ðɪ] / US [ʌnˈwɜrðɪ] adjective dishonest, or morally wrong unworthy motives • be unworthy of Derived word: unworthiness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 15 unworthy — un•wor•thy [[t]ʌnˈwɜr ði[/t]] adj. thi•er, thi•est, 1) not worthy; lacking worth or excellence 2) beneath the dignity (usu. fol. by of): behavior unworthy of a leader[/ex] 3) of a kind not worthy (often fol. by of) 4) not of adequate merit or… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 unworthy — Synonyms and related words: abominable, arrant, atrocious, bad, bad child, bad example, bad man, bad news, bad person, bad woman, base, beneath notice, black, blamable, blameworthy, contemptible, criminal, damnable, dark, despicable,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 unworthy — adjective (unworthier, unworthiest) not deserving respect or attention. ↘not befitting someone s good reputation or social position: such a suggestion is unworthy of the Honourable Gentleman. Derivatives unworthily adverb unworthiness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 unworthy — adj 1. inferior, worthless, small time, bush league, Sl. bush, Sl. two bit; insignificant, unimportant, petty, puny, small, paltry, lowly, menial, U.S. Sl. cotton pickin ; bad, awful, Inf. lousy, Sl. crappy, low grade, cheap, Inf. junky, U.S. Sl …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 unworthy — /ʌnˈwɜði/ (say un werdhee) adjective 1. not worthy; lacking worth or excellence. 2. not commendable or creditable. 3. not of adequate merit or character. 4. of a kind not worthy (with of, expressed or understood). 5. undeserving. 6. not deserved… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 unworthy — adjective /ʌnˈwɝði/ Not worthy; lacking value or merit; worthless. Ant: worthy See Also: worth …

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