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worthy

1 adjective
     
wor‧thy1
1 [only before noun] deserving respect from people:
Leeds United were worthy winners of the competition.
a worthy opponent
2

be worthy of something

to deserve to be thought about or treated in a particular way:
A couple of other books are worthy of mention.
a teacher who is worthy of respect
3

be worthy of somebody

informal to be as good as something that a particular person would do:
a goal that was worthy of any of the great footballers of the world
4

I'm/We're not worthy

spoken used humorously to say that you consider it a great honour to be with someone because they are famous, or much more skilful at doing something than you are
5 formal trying to help other people:
The money will go to a worthy cause.
I'm sure his motives were worthy.

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