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Meaning of worthy

wor•thy

Pronunciation: (wûr'ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -thi•er, -thi•est, -thies.
—adj.
  1. having adequate or great merit, character, or value: a worthy successor.
  2. of commendable excellence or merit; deserving: a book worthy of praise; a person worthy to lead.
—n.
  1. a person of eminent worth, merit, or position: The town worthies included two doctors.

-worthy

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form ofoccurring in adjectives that have the general sense “deserving of, fit for” (blameworthy; newsworthy; noteworthy; trustworthy), “capable of travel in or on” (airworthy; roadworthy; seaworthy), as specified by the first word of the compound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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