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Definition of unworthy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1unworthy (of something) not having the necessary qualities to deserve something, especially respect He considered himself unworthy of the honor they had bestowed on him. opposite worthy
  2. 2unworthy (of somebody) not acceptable from someone, especially someone who has an important job or high social position synonym unbefitting Such opinions are unworthy of educated people.
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noun [uncountable] feelings of unworthiness
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