unworthy

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From Middle English unworthy, equivalent to un- +‎ worthy.

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unworthy (comparative unworthier, superlative unworthiest)

  1. Not worthy; lacking value or merit; worthless.
    • 1596-97, William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, Act II, Scene i[1]:
      [] But alas the while!
      If Hercules and Lichas play at dice
      Which is the better man, the greater throw
      May turn by the fortune from the weaker hand:
      So is Alcides beaten by his page;
      And so may I, blind Fortune leading me,
      Miss that which one unworthier may attain,
      And die with grieving.

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unworthy (plural unworthies)

  1. An inadequate person.