worthy

Use the adjective worthy to describe the good causes to which you donate a little money each year. Their admirable qualities are what make them worthy.

Something that deserves respect is worthy, whether it's a charity, a hard working tennis opponent, or a struggle to overcome a disability. If it's worth your admiration or has some inherent value, it's worthy. The word has been around since the thirteenth century, and it was especially common in the 1300's to use worthy as a noun meaning "person of merit."

Definitions of worthy
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n an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously)

“he told his story to some conservative worthies
“local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable”
Type of:
important person, influential person, personage
a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events

adj having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

“a worthy fellow”
“a worthy cause”
Synonyms:
estimable
deserving of respect or high regard
good
morally admirable
honorable, honourable
worthy of being honored; entitled to honor and respect
righteous
characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
valuable
having great material or monetary value especially for use or exchange
applaudable, commendable, laudable, praiseworthy
worthy of high praise
creditable
worthy of often limited commendation
cum laude
with honor; with academic distinction
deserving, worth
worthy of being treated in a particular way
exemplary, model
worthy of imitation
magna cum laude
with high honor; with high academic distinction
meritable, meritorious
deserving reward or praise
notable, noteworthy
worthy of notice
quotable
suitable for or worthy of quotation
sacred
worthy of respect or dedication
summa cum laude
with highest honor; with the highest academic distinction
precious, valued
held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature
valuable, worthful
having worth or merit or value
worthwhile
sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest
Antonyms:
unworthy
lacking in value or merit
contemptible
deserving of contempt or scorn
dishonorable, dishonourable
lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor
unrighteous
not righteous
worthless
lacking in usefulness or value
undeserving, unworthy
not deserving
unmerited
not merited
unmeritorious
without merit
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adj having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way

“behavior worthy of reprobation”
“a fact worthy of attention”
Synonyms:
fit
meeting adequate standards for a purpose

adj worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse

Synonyms:
desirable, suitable
eligible
qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen

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