Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being worthy; honor; excellence; dignity; virtue; merit; desert.
  • noun Synonyms See worth, n.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state or quality of having value or merit.
  • noun countable The result or product of having value or merit.
  • noun uncountable The state or quality of being qualified or eligible.
  • noun countable The result or product of being qualified or eligible.

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

  • noun the quality or state of having merit or value

Etymologies

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worthy +‎ -ness

Examples

  • 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.

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  • To add insult to injury, circulation of "Tragedy of the Commons," which slams muni credit-worthiness, is tightly controlled.

    Overheard: Muni Skewer

  • His expressed doubt of the music’s worthiness is to be ignored; the score is fantastic.

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  • 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.

    New Debt Products Test Moody's Methods

  • 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 theory of the leisure class; an economic study of institutions

  • 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.

    Theory of the Leisure Class

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Illinois Hunter Killed By Friend In Bowhunting Accident

  • 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.

    Illinois Hunter Killed By Friend In Bowhunting Accident

  • I am an animator, so don't try and tell me abut film "worthiness".

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