unworthy Definition

  • 1not deserving respect, admiration, or support
  • 2not good enough to deserve something

Using unworthy: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unworthy" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    His behavior was unworthy of a professional athlete.

  • Example

    She felt unworthy of his love and attention.

  • Example

    The company's actions were unworthy of their reputation.

  • Example

    It is unworthy of you to treat your friends that way.

unworthy Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with unworthy

  • not important enough to be discussed or mentioned


    The incident was so minor that it was unworthy of mention in the report.

  • not reliable or trustworthy


    He proved himself unworthy of trust by breaking his promise.

  • not worth considering or taking into account


    His proposal was unworthy of consideration due to its impracticality.


Summary: unworthy in Brief

The term 'unworthy' [ˌʌnˈwɜːði] refers to something or someone that does not deserve respect, admiration, or support. It can also mean something that is not good enough to deserve something. Examples include 'His behavior was unworthy of a professional athlete,' and 'She felt unworthy of his love and attention.' Phrases like 'unworthy of mention' and 'unworthy of trust' further illustrate this concept.

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