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worthy

adjective uk   /ˈwɜː.ði/ us    /ˈwɝː-/

worthy adjective (DESERVING RESPECT)

C1 formal deserving respect, admiration, or support: He is unlikely to succeed in getting his bill through Congress, however worthy it is. Every year she makes a large donation to a worthy cause. worthy of attention, notice, etc. C2 formal deserving to be given attention, noticed, etc.: Two points in this report are especially worthy of notice. formal describes something that is not very interesting but should be admired for its good and useful qualities: a worthy book

worthy adjective (SUITABLE)

worthy of sth suitable for or characteristic of something: He threw a party worthy of a millionaire.
worthily
adverb uk   /ˈwɜː.ðɪ.li/ us    /ˈwɝː-/ formal

worthy

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɜː.ði/ us    /ˈwɝː-/ humorous
a person who is important, especially in a small town: The front row of chairs was reserved for local worthies.
(Definition of worthy adjective, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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