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  1. worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse; "the parents found the girl suitable for their son" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having high moral qualities; "a noble spirit"; "a solid citizen"; "an upstanding man"; "a worthy successor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "no student deemed worthy, and chosen for admission, would be kept out for lack of funds"- Nathan Pusey; "worthy of acclaim"; "orthy of consideration"; "a worthy cause" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. word is often used humorously Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. morally admirable; "a worthy citizen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. meriting respect or esteem; "the worthy gentleman" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Of high station; of high social position. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To render worthy; to exalt into a hero. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Having value or excellence; meriting; fit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A person of importance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Worthily. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Worthiness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Worthier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Worthiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Having worth: valuable: deserving: suited to: (B.) deserving (either of good or bad). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. A man of eminent worth:-pl. WORTHIES. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A man of eminent worth. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Having worth; morally good; deserving. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Possessing worth; having valuable qualities. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Fit; suitable; followed by of. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. A person of eminent worth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. Deserving, such as merits; having worth or excellence; virtuous; estimable; suitable; having qualities suited to; equal in value; suitable to anything bad; deserving of ill; well-founded. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. A man of eminent worth; a man distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a local celebrity. The nine worthies of the world, Hector of Troy. Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, Joshua, David and Judas Maccabaeus, King Arthur, Charlemagne and Godfrey of Bouillon. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. Having worth or excellence; deserving, in a good or bad sense; meritorious; estimable; having qualities suited to. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. A man distinguished for estimable qualities; a man of valour. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  30. 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. dictgcide_fs
  31. 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. dictgcide_fs
  32. Estimable; having some moral worth, of a fair degree of merit, respectable, (a w. man; has lived a w. life; often with patronizing effect, of. HONEST, as I asked the w. rustic whether); deserving of or deserving of or deserving to be or do (is w. of or rarely w. remembrance or being remembered; is w. to be remembered, take the lead; also in comb, as praise, blamc, -w.); corresponding to the worth of or of, adequate, appropriate, of sufficient worth or merit, (in words w. of or w. the occasion; is not w. of or w. my sword, steel; has found a w. adversary, received a w. reward); hence worthily adv., worthiness n. (N.) w. person, person of some distinction in his country, time, &c., (esp. in pl., as the Ww. of England; an Elizabethan &c. w.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. n. A man of worth; a person of conspicuous desert;-one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities;-a man of valouroften in the plural. Cabinet Dictionary

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