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"worthy" in British English

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worthyadjective

uk   /ˈwɜː.ði/ us   /ˈwɝː.ði/
  • 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 Something that is worthy is not very interesting but should be admired for its good and useful qualities: a worthy book

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worthily
adverb uk   /ˈwɜː.ðəl.i/ us   /ˈwɝː.ðəl.i/ formal

worthynoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜː.ði/ us   /ˈwɝː.ði/ humorous

-worthysuffix

uk   / -wɜː.ði/ us   / -wɝː.ði/
(Definition of worthy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"worthy" in American English

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worthyadjective

us   /ˈwɜr·ði/
  • worthy adjective (DESERVING RESPECT)

deserving respect, admiration, or support: a worthy goal/project It was a worthy cause, and we were glad to make a contribution. She soon proved herself worthy of the trust we placed in her.
  • worthy adjective (DESERVING)

deserving or suitable for: Each of the ten chapters is worthy of a separate book. After viewing the damage, the president decided that the area was worthy of federal disaster relief.
(Definition of worthy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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