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Worthy vs. Worthwhile — What's the Difference?

Worthy vs. Worthwhile — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Worthy and Worthwhile

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Worthy

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

Sufficiently valuable or important to be worth one's time, effort, or interest.
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Worthy

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

Good and important enough to spend time, effort, or money on.
Doing volunteer work to help others is truly worthwhile.
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Worthy

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

Worth the time or effort spent.
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Worthy

Having worth, merit, or value
A worthy cause.
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Worthwhile

Sufficiently valuable to justify the investment of time or interest;
A worthwhile book
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Worthy

Honorable; admirable
A worthy fellow.
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Worthy

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

An eminent or distinguished person.
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Worthy

Having worth, merit, or value.
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Worthy

Admirable or honourable.
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Worthy

Deserving, or having sufficient worth.
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Worthy

Suited; suitable; befitting.
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Worthy

A distinguished or eminent person.
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Worthy

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

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

To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.
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Worthy

Word is often used humorously
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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
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Worthy

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

Meriting respect or esteem;
The worthy gentleman
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Worthy

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

Morally admirable;
A worthy citizen
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