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unworthiest (lacking, value, merit)

unworthiest is a superlative form of unworthy

unworthy (lacking, value, merit)

Definition:

lacking in value or merit

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Related to:

unworthiness

Derivative:

unworthily

Comparatives:

unworthier | more unworthy

Superlatives:

unworthiest | most unworthy

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Described by:

worthiness

Usage examples:

  • dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy
  • unworthy of forgiveness

Etymology:

unwurði, from "un-" (1) "not" + "worthy". Compare Middle Dutch onwerdich, Dutch...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of unworthiest...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthily [adverb, derived]

[often followed by "of"] not deserving or worthy | [often followed by "of"] beneath the level considered befitting (to) | lacking merit or value | (of ... (23 of 423 words, 4 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unworthy

Oxford Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthier [comparative] | unworthiest [superlative] | unworthily [derived] | unworthiness [derived]

not deserving respect or attention | [actions] not acceptable, especially from someone with a good reputation or social position | having little merit (21 of 79 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/unworthy

Merriam-Webster:

unworthy | poor [synonym, sense-specific] | undeserving [synonym, sense-specific] | unmerited [synonym, sense-specific] | base [synonym, sense-specific] | worthless [synonym, sense-specific] | dishonorable [synonym, sense-specific] | unworthily [adverb, related] | unworthiness [noun, related]

lacking in excellence or value; "poor", "worthless" ; "base", "dishonorable" | not meritorious; "undeserving" | not deserved; "unmerited" | ... (16 of 72 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/unworthy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unworthy | be unworthy of | unworthiness [noun, uncountable, related]

dishonest, or morally wrong | "be unworthy of": to be less good than the standard you would normally expect | to not deserve something (22 of 62 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unworthy

Random House Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthies [plural] | unworthier [comparative] | unworthiest [superlative]

not worthy; lacking worth or excellence. | beneath the dignity (usually followed by "of"). | of a kind not worthy (often followed by "of"). | not of ... (24 of 60 words, 7 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/unworthy

American Heritage Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthier [comparative] | unworthiest [superlative] | unworthily [adverb, related] | unworthiness [noun, related]

Insufficient in worth; undeserving | Lacking value or merit; worthless. | Not suiting or befitting | Vile; despicable. (15 of 43 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unworthy

New World Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthier [comparative] | unworthiest [superlative] | unworthily [adverb, related] | unworthiness [noun, related]

lacking merit or value; worthless | not deserving: often with of | not fit or becoming: usually with of | not deserved or warranted (21 of 36 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unworthy

Wiktionary:

unworthy | worthless [synonym] | unworthier [comparative] | unworthiest [superlative]

Not worthy; lacking value or merit; worthless. (7 of 11 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unworthy

Encarta Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthily [adverb, derived] | unworthiness [noun, derived]

not deserving something, e.g. a benefit, privilege, or compliment | lower than somebody's usual standards of behavior | lacking value or merit | bad ... (21 of 61 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861708529​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

unworthy

First use: mid-13th century

Origin: unwurði, from "un-" (1) "not" + "worthy". Compare Middle Dutch onwerdich, Dutch onwaardig, Middle Low German unwerdich, ... (19 of 25 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=unworthy

Wiktionary:

unworthy

Origin: Middle English unworthy, equivalent to un- + worthy.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/unworthy

New World Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthier [comparative] | unworthiest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unworthy

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

unworthy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unworthy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/unworthy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

unworthy

Audio: British English pronunciation of "unworthy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/unworthy

Macmillan American Dictionary:

unworthy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unworthy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/unworthy

the Free Dictionary:

unworthy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "unworthy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "unworthy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "unworthy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/unworthy

Google Dictionary:

unworthy | unworthier [comparative] | unworthiest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "unworthy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=unworthy

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

unworthy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "unworthy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=unwort​01 word=unworthy

YourDictionary Audio:

unworthy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "unworthy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/unworthy

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