be unworthy of

1) to be less good than the standard you would normally expect

These riots are unworthy of a democracy such as ours.

2) to not deserve something

These people are wholly unworthy of our respect.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • unworthy — un·wor·thy adj: not meritorious; specif in the civil law of Louisiana: being or relating to an heir who is deprived of the right to inherit from a person because of a failure in a duty towards the person un·wor·thi·ness n Merriam Webster’s… …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy — [unwʉr′thē] adj. unworthier, unworthiest [ME] 1. lacking merit or value; worthless 2. not deserving: often with of 3. not fit or becoming: usually with of [a remark unworthy of a gentleman] 4. not deserved or warranted unworthily …   English World dictionary

  • Unworthy — Un*wor thy, a. Not worthy; wanting merit, value, or fitness; undeserving; worthless; unbecoming; often with of. {Un*wor thi*ly}, adv. {Un*wor thi*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unworthy of belief — index suspicious (questionable) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy of confidence — index untrustworthy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy of consideration — index inappreciable, inconsiderable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy of notice — index inappreciable, inconsiderable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy of regard — index negligible, petty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy of respect — index notorious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy of serious consideration — index de minimus, paltry, puerile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unworthy of serious notice — index frivolous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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