Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being worthy; honor; excellence; dignity; virtue; merit; desert.
- n. Synonyms See worth, n.
- n. uncountable The state or quality of having value or merit.
- n. countable The result or product of having value or merit.
- n. uncountable The state or quality of being qualified or eligible.
- n. countable The result or product of being qualified or eligible.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth.
- n. the quality or state of having merit or value
- worthy + -ness (Wiktionary)
“To add insult to injury, circulation of "Tragedy of the Commons," which slams muni credit-worthiness, is tightly controlled.”
“Those of us who reject outright the idea that our worthiness is to be found in our genes (or our jeans) must therefore make our case, again and again -- and primarily to ourselves.”
“His expressed doubt of the music’s worthiness is to be ignored; the score is fantastic.”
“This product, sold more widely in Europe than the U.S., was little-understood, with much of the risk related to market movements, not credit-worthiness, which is the main factor used by the Moody's Corp. unit and other ratings firms to determine a bond's rating.”
“The sense of class worthiness, that is to say of status, of a honorific differentiation of the sexes according to a distinction between superior and inferior intellectual dignity, survives in a vigorous form in these corporations of the aristocracy of learning.”
“The 21-year-old came across as arrogant in Hollywood, particularly when making prospective group members audition for him to prove their worthiness, which isn't a great move unless he has the goods to back that up.”
“One reason I see for this occurrence is the libtards who want to ban guns and hunting have us running scared and the powers-that-be in the shooting community have developed this "cult of safety" (to show our "worthiness" to keep the hunting/shooting tradition) whereby every person that makes a mistake, no matter the degree, deserves excommunication from our church/religion.”
“I am an animator, so don't try and tell me abut film "worthiness".”
“From participating in the anti-war effort during the Vietnam era to helping to fight the "war on poverty" in the inner cities and rural areas of America, my notion of "worthiness" revolved more around the doing or experiencing of something of value than it did the having.”
“Or because someone else created something of great value and chose to give it to the receipient, which is a prefectly just thing to do whatever we think of the "worthiness" of the recipient - it's their money to do with as they please.”
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