Synonyms of worthy in English:

worthy


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adjective

1‘Samuel was a worthy and responsible citizen’

SYNONYMS

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

rare applaudable

ANTONYMS

disreputable, unworthy


noun

1‘the candidate gained the support of some significant local worthies’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

nobody


Phrases

    be worthy of

      ‘he believes everyone has ideas that are worthy of attention’

      SYNONYMS

      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

      ANTONYMS

      be unworthy of, be undeserving of

      worthy