Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun worthy

1 sense of worthy

Sense 1
worthy -- (an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously); "he told his story to some conservative worthies"; "local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable")
       => important person, influential person, personage -- (a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events)

Antonyms of adj worthy

3 senses of worthy

Sense 1
worthy (vs. unworthy) -- (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause")

unworthy (vs. worthy) -- (lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness")
        => undeserving, unworthy -- (not deserving; "the undeserving poor")
        => unmerited -- (not merited; "unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject")
        => unmeritorious -- (without merit; "protect...from unmeritorious criticism")

Sense 2
desirable, suitable, worthy -- (worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son")

INDIRECT (VIA eligible) -> ineligible -- (not eligible; "ineligible to vote"; "ineligible for retirement benefits")

Sense 3
worthy -- (having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way; "behavior worthy of reprobation"; "a fact worthy of attention")

INDIRECT (VIA fit) -> unfit -- (below the required standards for a purpose; "an unfit parent"; "unfit for human consumption")

Similarity of adj worthy

3 senses of worthy

Sense 1
worthy (vs. unworthy) -- (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause")
       => applaudable, commendable, laudable, praiseworthy -- (worthy of high praise; "applaudable efforts to save the environment"; "a commendable sense of purpose"; "laudable motives of improving housing conditions"; "a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence")
       => creditable -- (worthy of often limited commendation; "the student's effort on the essay--though not outstanding--was creditable")
       => cum laude -- (with honor; with academic distinction; "a cum laude graduate")
       => deserving, worth (predicate) -- (worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically))
       => exemplary, model (prenominal) -- (worthy of imitation; "exemplary behavior"; "model citizens")
       => magna cum laude -- (with high honor; with high academic distinction; "a magna cum laude graduate")
       => meritorious, meritable -- (deserving reward or praise; "a lifetime of meritorious service"; "meritorious conduct")
       => noteworthy, notable -- (worthy of notice; "a noteworthy advance in cancer research")
       => quotable -- (suitable for or worthy of quotation; "a quotable slogan"; "his remarks are not quotable in mixed company")
       => sacred -- (worthy of respect or dedication; "saw motherhood as woman's sacred calling")
       => summa cum laude -- (with highest honor; with the highest academic distinction; "a summa cum laude graduate")
       => valued, precious -- (held in great esteem for admirable qualities especially of an intrinsic nature; "a valued friend"; "precious memories")
       => valuable, worthful -- (having worth or merit or value; "a valuable friend"; "a good and worthful man")
       => worthwhile -- (sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest; "a worthwhile book")
          Also See-> estimable#1; good#3; honorable#2, honourable#1; righteous#1; valuable#1

Sense 2
desirable, suitable, worthy -- (worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son")
       => eligible (vs. ineligible) -- (qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen; "eligible to run for office"; "eligible for retirement benefits"; "an eligible bachelor")

Sense 3
worthy -- (having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way; "behavior worthy of reprobation"; "a fact worthy of attention")
       => fit (vs. unfit) -- (meeting adequate standards for a purpose; "a fit subject for discussion"; "it is fit and proper that you be there"; "water fit to drink"; "fit for duty"; "do as you see fit to")

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