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Definition of worthy:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Having worth or excellence; possessing merit; valuable; deserving; estimable; excellent; virtuous.
  4. Of high station; of high social position.
  5. To render worthy; to exalt into a hero.

Synonyms:

costly, meet, honorable, honoured, worthful, suited, decorous, priceless, comely, desirable, exemplary, model, beseeming, becoming, qualified, fitted, precious, upstanding, summa cum laude, respect, meritable, commendable, applaudable, congruous, suitable, cum laude, ability, respectable, eligible, befitting, neat, valuable, laudable, good, noble, praiseworthy, noteworthy, notable, deserving, magna cum laude, graceful, honored, meriting, value, seemly, solid, inestimable, reputable, fit, fitting, quotable, invaluable, meritorious, creditable, worthwhile, worth, proper, praise, sacred, honourable.

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