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Worthy vs. Worth — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Worthy and Worth

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Worthy

Having or showing the qualities that deserve the specified action or regard
These issues are worthy of further consideration

Worth

The quality that renders something desirable, useful, or valuable
The worth of higher education.

Worthy

Characterized by good intent but lacking in humour or imagination
Worthy but tedious advice

Worth

Material or market value
Stocks having a worth of ten million dollars.

Worthy

A person notable or important in a particular sphere
Schools governed by local worthies
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Worth

A quantity of something that may be purchased for a specified sum or by a specified means
Ten dollars' worth of natural gas.
Wanted their money's worth.

Worthy

Having worth, merit, or value
A worthy cause.

Worth

Wealth; riches
Her net worth.

Worthy

Honorable; admirable
A worthy fellow.

Worth

Quality that commands esteem or respect; merit
A person of great worth.

Worthy

Having sufficient worth; deserving
Worthy to be revered.
Worthy of acclaim.

Worth

Equal in value to something specified
Worth its weight in gold.

Worthy

An eminent or distinguished person.

Worth

Deserving of; meriting
A proposal not worth consideration.

Worthy

Having worth, merit, or value.

Worth

Having wealth or riches amounting to
A person worth millions.

Worthy

Admirable or honourable.

Worth

To befall; betide.

Worthy

Deserving, or having sufficient worth.

Worth

Having a value of; proper to be exchanged for.
My house now is worth double what I paid for it.
Cleanliness is a virtue worth more than others.
A painting worth thousands.

Worthy

Suited; suitable; befitting.

Worth

Deserving of.
I think you’ll find my proposal worth your attention.
His friendship is not worth having.

Worthy

A distinguished or eminent person.

Worth

Valuable, worthwhile.

Worthy

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

Worth

Making a fair equivalent of, repaying or compensating.
This job is hardly worth the effort.

Worthy

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.

Worth

(countable) Value.
I’ll have a dollar's worth of candy, please.
They have proven their worths as individual fighting men and their worth as a unit.
Stocks having a worth of two million pounds

Worthy

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.

Worth

(uncountable) Merit, excellence.
Our new director is a man whose worth is well acknowledged.

Worthy

Of high station; of high social position.
Worthy women of the town.

Worth

(uncountable) Wealth, fortune, riches, property, possessions.

Worthy

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.

Worth

(uncountable) An amount that could be achieved or produced in a specified time.

Worthy

To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.

Worth

High social standing, noble rank.

Worthy

Word is often used humorously

Worth

To be, become, betide.
Woe worth the man that crosses me.

Worthy

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

Worth

To be; to become; to betide; - now used only in the phrases, woe worth the day, woe worth the man, etc., in which the verb is in the imperative, and the nouns day, man, etc., are in the dative. Woe be to the day, woe be to the man, etc., are equivalent phrases.
I counsel . . . to let the cat worthe.
He worth upon [got upon] his steed gray.

Worthy

Worthy of being chosen especially as a spouse;
The parents found the girl suitable for their son

Worth

Valuable; of worthy; estimable; also, worth while.
It was not worth to make it wise.

Worthy

Meriting respect or esteem;
The worthy gentleman

Worth

Equal in value to; furnishing an equivalent for; proper to be exchanged for.
A ring he hath of mine worth forty ducats.
All our doings without charity are nothing worth.
If your arguments produce no conviction, they are worth nothing to me.

Worthy

Having high moral qualities;
A noble spirit
A solid citizen
An upstanding man
A worthy successor

Worth

Deserving of; - in a good or bad sense, but chiefly in a good sense.
To reign is worth ambition, though in hell.
This is life indeed, life worth preserving.

Worthy

Morally admirable;
A worthy citizen

Worth

Having possessions equal to; having wealth or estate to the value of.
At Geneva are merchants reckoned worth twenty hundred crowns.

Worth

That quality of a thing which renders it valuable or useful; sum of valuable qualities which render anything useful and sought; value; hence, often, value as expressed in a standard, as money; equivalent in exchange; price.
What 's worth in anythingBut so much money as 't will bring?

Worth

Value in respect of moral or personal qualities; excellence; virtue; eminence; desert; merit; usefulness; as, a man or magistrate of great worth.
To be of worth, and worthy estimation.
As none but she, who in that court did dwell,Could know such worth, or worth describe so well.
To think how modest worth neglected lies.

Worth

An indefinite quantity of something having a specified value;
10 dollars worth of gasoline

Worth

The quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

Worth

French couturier (born in England) regarded as the founder of Parisian haute couture; noted for introducing the bustle (1825-1895)

Worth

Having sufficient worth;
An idea worth considering
A cause deserving or meriting support
The deserving poor

Worth

Having a specified value;
Not worth his salt
Worth her weight in gold

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