Worthy vs Edifying - What's the difference?
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Worthy is a related term of edifying.
As adjectives the difference between worthy and edifying
is that worthy
is having worth, merit or value while edifying
is that educates, informs, illuminates or instructs.
As verbs the difference between worthy and edifying
is that worthy
is to render or treat as worthy; exalt; revere; honour; esteem; respect; value; reward; adore while edifying
As a noun worthy
is a distinguished or eminent person.
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From (etyl) worthy, wurthi, from (etyl) *.
having worth, merit or value
* Sir J. Davies
- These banished men that I have kept withal / Are men endued with worthy qualities.
honourable or admirable
deserving, or having sufficient worth
- This worthy' mind should ' worthy things embrace.
* Bible, Matthew iii. 11
- No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway.
- whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.
- And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know / More happiness.
- The lodging is well worthy of the guest.
a distinguished or eminent person
From (etyl) worthien, wurthien, from (etyl) .
To render or treat as worthy; exalt; revere; honour; esteem; respect; value; reward; adore.
* 1880 , Sir Norman Lockyer, Nature :
- And put upon him such a deal of man, That worthied him, got praises of the king [...]'' — Shakespeare, ''King Lear .
* 1908 , Edward Arthur Brayley Hodgetts, The court of Russia in the nineteenth century :
- After having duly paid his addresses to it, he generally spends some time on the marble slab in front of the looking-glass, but without showing the slightest emotion at the sight of his own reflection, or worthying it with a song.
* 1910 , Charles William Eliot, The Harvard classics: Beowulf :
- And it is a poor daub besides," the Emperor rejoined scornfully, as he stalked out of the gallery without worthying the artist with a look.
- No henchman he worthied by weapons, if witness his features, his peerless presence!
That educates, informs, illuminates or instructs.
That enlightens or uplifts.
- "Do not let any corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for the use of edifying that it may minister grace unto the hearers." -Ephesians 4:29 (KJV)