The definition of worthy is someone or something that has desirable qualities and is entitled to respect or attention.(adjective)
An example of someone who would be described as worthy of an award is a person who has all the qualities required to obtain the award.
See worthy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME worthi
noun pl. worthies
See worthy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective wor·thi·er, wor·thi·est
Origin: From worthy.
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