['wɜːðɪ] or ['wɝði]
(noun.) an important, honorable person (word is often used humorously); 'he told his story to some conservative worthies'; 'local worthies rarely challenged the chief constable'.
(adj.) having qualities or abilities that merit recognition in some way; 'behavior worthy of reprobation'; 'a fact worthy of attention' .
(adj.) having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; 'a worthy fellow'; 'a worthy cause' .
(n.) Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
(n.) 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.
(n.) Of high station; of high social position.
(n.) 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.
(v. t.) To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.
a. . Deserving, meritorious.. Estimable, excellent, good, virtuous, exemplary, honest, righteous, upright.
- The Unquenchables had done their best to be worthy of the name, for like elves they had worked by night and conjured up a comical surprise. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- It was over Sir Pitt Crawley's house; but it did not indicate the worthy baronet's demise. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- I will try to be worthy, he said, breaking off before he could say of you as well as of her. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- A worthy employment for a young lady's mind! 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- She is engaged to be married to a most worthy and deserving man in her own station of life. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I do not speak to the feeble, or think of them: I address only such as are worthy of the work, and competent to accomplish it. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- The group that stood in various attitudes, after this communication, were worthy of a painter. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.
- Such were the two worthies to whom Mr. Pickwick was introduced, as he took his seat at the breakfast-table on Christmas morning. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- These worthies suffer in the flesh and do penance all their lives, I suppose, but they look like consummate famine-breeders. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- Bacon attacked dead and living worthies, tactlessly, fatuously, and unfairly. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Blathers and Duff; and actually put on his hat preparatory to sallying forth to obtain the assistance of those worthies. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 雾都孤儿.
- Mrs. Yorke awarded the palm to Moravians and Quakers, on account of that crown of humility by these worthies worn. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- Put me aside for ever,--you have done so, I well know,--but bestow yourself on some worthier person than Drummle. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- You have a noble nature, and Ada's love may make you worthier every day. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- I am sure that the best part of it might still be; I am sure that you might be much, much worthier of yourself. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- I remember the time, Rachel, I said, when you could have told me that I had offended you, in a worthier way than that. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- He was ten times worthier of you than I was, Fred could now say to her, magnanimously. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- I seem, then, to be worthier of the eldest Miss Larkins. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- Even the poor deer, our antlered proteges, were obliged to fall for the sake of worthier pensioners. 玛丽·雪莱. 最后一个人.
- But his coming for me as he did, with such active, such ready friendship, is enough to prove him one of the worthiest of men. 简·奥斯汀. 理智与情感.
- Worthiest of all possible Gilmores, I meant no offence. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- It is the worthiest type of both that exists. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.