One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Samuel was a worthy and responsible citizen’
virtuous, good, moral, ethical, principled, high-principled, high-minded, right-thinking, noble, upright, upstanding, righteous, solid, decent, law-abiding, honest, honourable, respectable, respected, venerable, reputable, trustworthy, trusty, trusted, reliable, dependable, conscientious, irreproachable, blameless, unimpeachable, exemplary, admirable, praiseworthy, laudable, commendable, estimable, deserving, meritorious, creditable, sterling
informal squeaky clean
archaic of good report
1‘the candidate gained the support of some significant local worthies’
dignitary, notable, notability, celebrity, personage, famous person, important person, person of note, luminary, public figure, official, pillar of society, grandee, panjandrum, leading light, name, big name, somebody, someone
informal VIP, top brass, Mr Big, big Daddy, big shot, bigwig, big cheese, big fish, big gun, big noise, celeb, biggie, heavy, hotshot
British informal Lady Muck, Lord Muck, nob
North American informal big wheel, kahuna, big kahuna, macher, high muckamuck, high muckety-muck
‘he believes everyone has ideas that are worthy of attention’
deserve, be deserving of, merit, warrant, rate, justify, earn, be entitled to, have a right to, have a claim on, have a claim to, be qualified for, qualify for
be unworthy of, be undeserving of
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