Definition of worthily adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɜːðɪli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɜːrðɪli//
    (formal or literary)
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  1. 1in a way that deserves your respect, attention or admiration Russell has a great talent which he has used worthily.
  2. 2(formal) in the way that somebody/something deserves; correctly synonym deservedly He was worthily punished for his crime.