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adjective worthy pronunciation in British English /ˈwɜː(r)ði/
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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 councillors decided the plan was worthy of support.
  2. 2
    a worthy person or thing has qualities that make people respect them
    a worthy winner/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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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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