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  • 1 Worthy — Wor thy, a. [Compar. {Worthier}; superl. {Worthiest.}] [OE. worthi, wur[thorn]i, from worth, wur[thorn], n.; cf. Icel. ver[eth]ugr, D. waardig, G. w[ u]rdig, OHG. wird[=i]g. See {Worth}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having worth or excellence;… …

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  • 2 Worthy — can refer to:People* James Worthy, basketball player from Gastonia, North Carolina * John Worthy Chaplin, English recipient of the Victoria Cross * F. F. Worthington, nicknamed Worthy Places* Worthy, Somerset, a hamlet near Porlock * Abbots… …

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  • 3 Worthy FM — is a local radio station broadcasting in the UK to the site of The Glastonbury Festival. It operates under a Restricted Service Licence (RSL) , issued by Ofcom. Previously the licence had been issued to Radio Avalon, which had broadcast to the… …

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  • 4 worthy of — good enough to have been written, said, done, or created by (someone, especially someone famous) a symphony worthy of Mahler [=the kind of symphony that Mahler would write] see also ↑worthy 2 (above), 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑ …

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  • 5 Worthy — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: James Worthy (* 1961), US amerikanischer Basketballspieler Trevor H. Worthy, neuseeländischer Paläozoologe Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselb …

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  • 6 worthy — [wʉr′thē] adj. worthier, worthiest [ME worthi] 1. having worth, value, or merit 2. having enough worth or merit (for someone or something specified); meriting: often with of or an infinitive [a man worthy of her, a candidate worthy to be… …

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  • 7 Worthy — Wor thy, v. t. To render worthy; to exalt into a hero. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 worthy — ► ADJECTIVE (worthier, worthiest) 1) (often worthy of) deserving or good enough. 2) deserving effort, attention, or respect. 3) showing good intent but lacking in humour or imagination. ► NOUN (pl. worthies) often humorous …

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  • 9 -worthy — [wʉr′thē] combining form 1. worthy of; deserving [praiseworthy] 2. safe or suitable for [seaworthy] …

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  • 10 Worthy — Wor thy, n.; pl. {Worthies}. A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies.… …

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  • 11 worthy — index capable, condign, constructive (creative), desirable (qualified), entitled, exemplary, fit …

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  • 12 worthy — (adj.) mid 13c., having merit, from WORTH (Cf. worth) (1) + Y (Cf. y) (2). 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,… …

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  • 13 worthy — [adj] honorable, respectable A 1*, aces*, admirable, best, blameless, choice, commendable, creditable, decent, dependable, deserving, desirable, divine, estimable, ethical, excellent, exemplary, first class*, first rate*, good, honest, incorrupt …

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  • 14 -worthy — ► COMBINING FORM 1) deserving of a specified thing: newsworthy. 2) suitable for a specified thing: roadworthy …

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  • 15 worthy — I UK [ˈwɜː(r)ðɪ] / US [ˈwɜrðɪ] adjective Word forms worthy : adjective worthy comparative worthier superlative worthiest ** 1) formal deserving something worthy of: He had shown himself to be worthy of their respect. be worthy of… …

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  • 16 worthy — wor|thy1 [ wɜrði ] adjective ** 1. ) worthy of FORMAL deserving something: He had shown himself to be worthy of their respect. be worthy of note/attention/consideration etc.: The committee is voting on one or two initiatives that are worthy of… …

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  • 17 worthy — wor|thy1 [ˈwə:ði US ˈwə:rði] adj 1.) [only before noun] deserving respect from people ▪ Leeds United were worthy winners of the competition. ▪ a worthy opponent 2.) be worthy of sth to deserve to be thought about or treated in a particular way ▪… …

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  • 18 -worthy — comb. form forming adjectives meaning: 1 deserving of (blameworthy; noteworthy). 2 suitable or fit for (newsworthy; roadworthy). * * * a combining form of worthy, occurring in adjectives that have the general sense deserving of, fit for… …

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  • 19 worthy — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)ði[/t]] worthier, worthiest, worthies 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ of n If a person or thing is worthy of something, they deserve it because they have the qualities or abilities required. [FORMAL] The bank might think you re… …

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  • 20 worthy —    A favourite vocative element in former times, used like ‘good’, ‘fair’, ‘honest’, etc. In modem English, speakers do not usually address ‘worthy Sebastian’, ‘worthy lady’, ‘worthy lord’, ‘most worthy gentleman’, ‘most worthy madam’, ‘worthy… …

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