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