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adjective worthy pronunciation in American English /ˈwɜrði/
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adjectiveworthy
comparativeworthier
superlativeworthiest

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  1. 1
    formal deserving something
    worthy of: He had shown himself to be worthy of their respect.
    be worthy of note/attention/consideration etc.: The committee is voting on one or two initiatives that are worthy of attention.
    be worthy of support/admiration/praise etc.: Local councilors decided the plan was worthy of support.
  2. 2
    a worthy person or thing has qualities that make people respect them
    a worthy champion/opponent
    a worthy aim/objective
    worthy cause (=an activity or organization that helps people): The money will go to a worthy cause.
    1. a.
      used in a negative way to say that someone or something has good qualities but is boring
      Saturday evening viewers want programming that is a little less worthy.
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