worthiness

worthiness
worthy ADJECTIVE (worthier, worthiest) 1) (often worthy of) deserving or good enough. 2) deserving effort, attention, or respect. 3) showing good intent but lacking in humour or imagination.
NOUN (pl. worthies) often humorous a person important in a particular sphere: local worthies.
DERIVATIVES worthily adverb worthiness noun.

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  • Worthiness — Wor thi*ness, n. The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth. [1913 Webster] Who is sure he hath a soul, unless It see, and judge, and follow worthiness? Donne. [1913 Webster] She is not worthy to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worthiness — index expedience, honesty, integrity, merit, qualification (fitness), rectitude, right (righteousness …   Law dictionary

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  • worthiness — noun see worthy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • worthiness — See worthily. * * * …   Universalium

  • worthiness — noun a) The state or quality of having value or merit. b) The result or product of having value or merit …   Wiktionary

  • worthiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being eligible: eligibility, fitness, qualification, suitability, suitableness. See ABILITY …   English dictionary for students

  • worthiness — wor·thi·ness || wÉœrθɪnɪs / wɜː n. value, merit, worth; deservingness; being worth the effort …   English contemporary dictionary

  • worthiness — n. Merit. See worth …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • worthiness — wor·thi·ness …   English syllables

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