Antonyms for worthy

Grammar : Adj
Spell : wur-thee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈwɜr ði

Definition of worthy

Origin :
  • mid-13c., "having merit," from worth (n.) + -y (2). Old English had weorþful in this sense. Attested from c.1300 as a noun meaning "person of merit" (especially in Nine Worthies, famous men of history and legend: Joshua, David, Judas Maccabæus, Hector, Alexander, Julius Cæsar, Arthur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of Bouillon -- three Jews, three gentiles, three Christians).
  • adj honorable, respectable
Example sentences :
  • "I'll prove to you that I am worthy of your trust," she said with shining eyes.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • He says that some of the contes printed every day in the Journal are worthy of Maupassant.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Would it not be just worthy of him to have done so and never told one of his family!
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • With such teaching he must, he imagined, soon become her worthy equal.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • She prayed that he might always be as fond of her as he was then, and resolved to be worthy of him if she could.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • But I could not bear to see you wedded to Mortimer; he is not worthy—you are too good for him.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • Linda's amazement on entering the room had been worthy of note.
  • Extract from : « Her Father's Daughter » by Gene Stratton-Porter
  • What pitched battles, worthy to be chanted in Homeric strains!
  • Extract from : « Snow Flakes (From "Twice Told Tales") » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Her husband wuz a worthy man, and she almost worshipped him.
  • Extract from : « Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 1. » by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  • A grand conspiracy was now formed, which was worthy of the men in prison.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper

Synonyms for worthy

Based on : - - - Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019