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  • n. The characteristic of being unworthy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being unworthy; want of worth or merit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting
  • n. the quality or state of lacking merit or value


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unworthy +‎ -ness


  • The fool's unworthiness is also implied (Pr 17: 7; 19: 10).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • The answer to this can be very brief: always, when militarydefeat iS the payment meted out to peoples for their inner rottenness, cowardice, lack of character, in short, unworthiness.

    Mein Kampf

  • Apart from the Divine Office, which in spite of my unworthiness is a daily joy, I have not the courage to look through books for beautiful prayers.

    The Story of a Soul

  • Christ came into the world to save sinners, not good people, and your unworthiness is your greatest claim for His salvation.

    The God of All Comfort

  • Psalm 42, which recalls the unworthiness of the priest to ascend to the altar, was not appreciated, perhaps because it has to be recited at the foot of the altar before one can go up to it.


  • The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are.

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  • You keep going on about Crystal Skull's "unworthiness" Most people liked this film actually.

    Stop Lucas: Harrison Ford Updates on Indiana Jones 5 | /Film

  • The ego is still in control and both partners have common dis-affinitiessuch as unworthiness, fear of love and intimacy, fear of rejection, abandonment, aloneness, etc


  • Of course its a conflicted issue I have - for the sake of my young son with whom I battle daily to have him reject the perjorative messages he receives continuously regarding the 'unworthiness' of his race/skin-colour - symbolism is not meaningless to me.

    TONIGHT ON THE TERRORDOME: Amiri Baraka on Barack Obama

  • It is a great pity that such a man as Henry IV. descended to this unworthiness which is called politic.

    A Philosophical Dictionary


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