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Definition of Worthy

Worthy

  1. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
  2. Having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; -- usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; -- usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one.
  3. Of high station; of high social position.
  4. A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; -- much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies.
  5. To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.

Worthy Quotations

Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
Abraham Lincoln

Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say for one that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem.
Abraham Lincoln

True happiness... is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Helen Keller

He that loves to be flattered is worthy o' the flatterer.
William Shakespeare
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Worthy Translations

worthy in Dutch is waardig, eerzaam, waar
worthy in Finnish is arvoinen
worthy in Italian is meritevole
worthy in Latin is dignus, idoneus
worthy in Portuguese is digno
worthy in Spanish is digno

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