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Unworthy definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Not deserving; followed by of. As sinners, were are utterly unworthy of the divine favor.
2. Not deserving; wanting merit. Receive your unworthy son into favor. One great evil of government is that unworthy men are elected or appointed to fill important offices.
3. Unbecoming; vile; base; as unworthy usage or treatment.
4. Not suitable; inadequate. This opinion is unworthy of its author.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness" [ant: worthy]
2: not deserving; "the undeserving poor" [syn: undeserving, unworthy]
3: morally reprehensible; "would do something as despicable as murder"; "ugly crimes"; "the vile development of slavery appalled them"; "a slimy little liar" [syn: despicable, ugly, vile, slimy, unworthy, worthless, wretched]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 13th century 1. a. lacking in excellence or value ; poor, worthless b. base, dishonorable 2. not meritorious ; undeserving <unworthy of attention> 3. not deserved ; unmerited <unworthy treatment> 4. inappropriate to one's condition or station <actions unworthy of a gentleman> unworthily adverb unworthiness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (unworthier, unworthiest) 1 (often foll. by of) not worthy or befitting the character of a person etc. 2 discreditable, unseemly. 3 contemptible, base. Derivatives: unworthily adv. unworthiness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Unworthy Un*wor"thy, a. Not worthy; wanting merit, value, or fitness; undeserving; worthless; unbecoming; -- often with of. -- Un*wor"thi*ly, adv. -- Un*wor"thi*ness, n.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If a person or thing is unworthy of something good, they do not deserve it. He felt unworthy of being married to such an attractive woman. ? worthy ADJ: oft ADJ of n/-ing, ADJ to-inf 2. If you say that an action is unworthy of someone, you mean that it is not a nice thing to do and someone with their reputation or position should not do it. (LITERARY) His accusations are unworthy of a prime minister. ADJ: oft ADJ of n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Undeserving. 2. Worthless, base, bad. 3. Unbecoming, base, shameful, bad, vile. 4. Mean, contemptible, despicable, discreditable, shabby, paltry.

Moby Thesaurus

abominable, arrant, atrocious, bad, bad child, bad example, bad man, bad news, bad person, bad woman, base, beneath notice, black, blamable, blameworthy, contemptible, criminal, damnable, dark, despicable, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, disreputable person, evil, execrable, flagitious, flagrant, foul, good-for-nothing, heinous, ignoble, improper, ineligible, infamous, inferior, iniquitous, knavish, low, mediocre, menial, meritless, monstrous, naughty, nefarious, no-account, no-good, nonmeritorious, not coming, not outstanding, nothing, objectionable person, outrageous, paltry, peccant, persona non grata, petty, preposterous, puny, rank, reprehensible, reprobate, scandalous, second-rate, shameful, sinful, substandard, unacceptable person, undeserved, undeserving, undesirable, undue, unearned, unentitled, unequal, unfit, unforgivable, unjustified, unmerited, unmeriting, unowed, unowing, unpardonable, unprofessional, unqualified, unspeakable, unwarranted, unworthy of regard, valueless, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, worthless, wrong


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