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worthyadjective

 us   /ˈwɜr·ði/

worthy adjective (DESERVING RESPECT)

deservingrespect, ​admiration, or ​support: a worthy ​goal/​project It was a worthy ​cause, and we were ​glad to make a ​contribution. She ​soonproved 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 ​separatebook. After ​viewing the ​damage, the ​presidentdecided that the ​area was worthy of ​federaldisasterrelief.
(Definition of worthy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definition of "worthy" - British English Dictionary

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worthyadjective

uk   /ˈwɜː.ði/  us   /ˈwɝː-/

worthy adjective (DESERVING RESPECT)

C1 formal deservingrespect, ​admiration, or ​support: He is ​unlikely to ​succeed in getting his ​bill through ​Congress, ​however worthy it is. Every ​year she makes a ​largedonation 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 ​usefulqualities: a worthy ​book
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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

worthynoun [C]

uk   /ˈwɜː.ði/  us   /ˈwɝː-/ humorous
a ​person who is ​important, ​especially in a ​smalltown: The ​frontrow of ​chairs was ​reserved for ​local worthies.

-worthysuffix

uk   /-wɜː.ði/  us   /-wɝː-/
suitable or ​deserving to ​receive a ​particular thing: trustworthy creditworthy newsworthy used to ​describe a ​boat, ​aircraft, or ​vehicle that is ​suitable to be used ​safely in a ​particularsubstance or ​environment: seaworthy roadworthy
(Definition of worthy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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