A man worthy of her, a candidate worthy to be supported.
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.
A worthy fellow.
Worthy to be revered; worthy of acclaim.
A worthy cause.
Origin of worthy
- From worthy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English worthien, wurthien, from Old English weorÃ¾ian (“to esteem, honor, worship, distinguish, celebrate, exalt, praise, adorn, deck, enrich, reward"), from Proto-Germanic *werÃ¾ÅnÄ… (“to be worthy, estimate, appreciate, appraise"), from Proto-Indo-European *wert- (“to turn, wind"). Cognate with German werten (“to rate, judge, grade, score"), Swedish vÃ¤rdera (“to evaluate, rate, size up, assess, estimate"), Icelandic virÃ°a (“to respect, esteem").