worthy - definition and synonyms


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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 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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