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Worthy vs. Exemplary

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Worthyadjective

having worth, merit, or value

Exemplaryadjective

Deserving honour, respect and admiration.

Worthyadjective

honourable or admirable

Exemplaryadjective

Of such high quality that it should serve as an example to be imitated; ideal, perfect.

‘Her behaviour was always exemplary.’;

Worthyadjective

deserving, or having sufficient worth

Exemplaryadjective

Serving as a warning; monitory.

‘exemplary justice, exemplary punishment, exemplary damages’;

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Worthyadjective

Suited; befitting.

Exemplaryadjective

Providing an example or illustration.

Worthynoun

a distinguished or eminent person

Exemplarynoun

(obsolete) An example, or typical instance.

Worthyverb

(transitive) To render or treat as worthy; exalt; revere; honour; esteem; respect; value; reward; adore.

Exemplarynoun

(obsolete) A copy of a book or a piece of writing.

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Worthyadjective

Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.

‘Full worthy was he in his lordes war.’; ‘These banished men that I have kept withalAre men endued with worthy qualities.’; ‘Happier thou mayst be, worthier canst not be.’; ‘This worthy mind should worthy things embrace.’;

Exemplaryadjective

Serving as a pattern; deserving to be proposed for imitation; commendable; as, an exemplary person; exemplary conduct.

‘[Bishops'] lives and doctrines ought to be exemplary.’;

Worthyadjective

Having suitable, adapted, or equivalent qualities or value; - usually with of before the thing compared or the object; more rarely, with a following infinitive instead of of, or with that; as, worthy of, equal in excellence, value, or dignity to; entitled to; meriting; - usually in a good sense, but sometimes in a bad one.

‘No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway.’; ‘The merciless Macdonwald,Worthy to be a rebel.’; ‘Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.’; ‘And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not knowMore happiness.’; ‘The lodging is well worthy of the guest.’;

Exemplaryadjective

Serving as a warning; monitory; as, exemplary justice, punishment, or damages.

Worthyadjective

Of high station; of high social position.

‘Worthy women of the town.’;

Exemplaryadjective

Illustrating as the proof of a thing.

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Worthynoun

A man of eminent worth or value; one distinguished for useful and estimable qualities; a person of conspicuous desert; - much used in the plural; as, the worthies of the church; political worthies; military worthies.

‘The blood of ancient worthies in his veins.’;

Exemplarynoun

An exemplar; also, a copy of a book or writing.

Worthyverb

To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.

Exemplaryadjective

worthy of imitation;

‘exemplary behavior’; ‘model citizens’;

Worthynoun

word is often used humorously

Exemplaryadjective

being or serving as an illustration of a type;

‘the free discussion that is emblematic of democracy’; ‘an action exemplary of his conduct’;

Worthyadjective

having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable;

‘a worthy fellow’; ‘no student deemed worthy, and chosen for admission, would be kept out for lack of funds’; ‘worthy of acclaim’; ‘orthy of consideration’; ‘a worthy cause’;

Exemplaryadjective

serving to warn;

‘shook a monitory finger at him’; ‘an exemplary jail sentence’;

Worthyadjective

worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse;

‘the parents found the girl suitable for their son’;

Worthyadjective

meriting respect or esteem;

‘the worthy gentleman’;

Worthyadjective

having high moral qualities;

‘a noble spirit’; ‘a solid citizen’; ‘an upstanding man’; ‘a worthy successor’;

Worthyadjective

morally admirable;

‘a worthy citizen’;

Worthyadjective

having or showing the qualities that deserve the specified action or regard

‘these issues are worthy of further consideration’;

Worthyadjective

deserving effort, attention, or respect

‘generous donations to worthy causes’;

Worthyadjective

good enough; suitable

‘no composer was considered worthy of the name until he had written an opera’;

Worthyadjective

characterized by good intent but lacking in humour or imagination

‘worthy but tedious advice’;

Worthynoun

a person notable or important in a particular sphere

‘schools governed by local worthies’;

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