Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Worthy; excellent.

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  • adjective Having great worth or value; valuable; important; dignified; stately; excellent; worthy; deserving (of).

Etymologies

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From Middle English worthely, wurthlich, from Old English weorþlīc ("important, valuable, splendid, worthy, estimable, honorable, distinguished, exalted, fit, becoming"), equivalent to worth +‎ -ly. Cognate with Old High German werdlīh.

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