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English definition of “worthy”

worthy

adjective (DESERVING RESPECT)    /ˈwɜː.ði/ US  /ˈwɝː-/
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 .Admirable and admired worthy of attention, notice, etc. C2 formal deserving to be given attention , noticed , etc.: Two points in this report are especially worthy of notice .Deserving and deserved formal describes something that is not very interesting but should be admired for its good and useful qualities : a worthy book Tedious and uninspiring worthily     /ˈwɜː.ðɪ.li/ US  /ˈwɝː-/ adverb formal
(Definition of worthy adjective (DESERVING RESPECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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