AskDefine | Define worthiness

The Collaborative Dictionary

Worthiness \Wor"thi*ness\, n. The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth. [1913 Webster] Who is sure he hath a soul, unless It see, and judge, and follow worthiness? --Donne. [1913 Webster] She is not worthy to be loved that hath not some feeling of her own worthiness. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] The prayers which our Savior made were for his own worthiness accepted. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

worthiness n : the quality or state of having merit or value [ant: unworthiness]



  1. The state of having value or merit
  2. The state of being qualified or eligible
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