Valid vs Worthy - What's the difference?

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Valid is a related term of worthy.


As adjectives the difference between valid and worthy

is that valid is valid while worthy is having worth, merit or value.

As a noun worthy is

a distinguished or eminent person.

As a verb worthy is

to render or treat as worthy; exalt; revere; honour; esteem; respect; value; reward; adore.

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valid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Well grounded or justifiable, pertinent.
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    I will believe him as soon as he offers a valid answer.
  • Acceptable, proper or correct.
  • A valid format for the date is MM/DD/YY.
    Do not drive without a valid license.
  • Related to the current topic, or presented within context, relevant.
  • (logic) Of a formula or system: such that it evaluates to true regardless of the input values.
  • (logic) Of an argument: whose conclusion is always true whenever its premises are true.
  • An argument is valid if and only if the set consisting of both (1) all of its premises and (2) the contradictory of its conclusion is inconsistent.

    Antonyms

    * invalid

    Hyponyms

    * sound

    worthy

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) worthy, wurthi, from (etyl) *.

    Adjective

    (er)
  • having worth, merit or value
  • * Shakespeare
  • These banished men that I have kept withal / Are men endued with worthy qualities.
  • * Sir J. Davies
  • This worthy' mind should ' worthy things embrace.
  • honourable or admirable
  • deserving, or having sufficient worth
  • Suited; befitting.
  • * Shakespeare
  • No, Warwick, thou art worthy of the sway.
  • * Bible, Matthew iii. 11
  • whose shoes I am not worthy to bear.
  • * Milton
  • And thou art worthy that thou shouldst not know / More happiness.
  • * Dryden
  • The lodging is well worthy of the guest.
    Derived terms
    * worthily * worthiness

    Noun

    (worthies)
  • a distinguished or eminent person
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) worthien, wurthien, from (etyl) .

    Verb

  • To render or treat as worthy; exalt; revere; honour; esteem; respect; value; reward; adore.
  • And put upon him such a deal of man, That worthied him, got praises of the king [...]'' — Shakespeare, ''King Lear .
  • * 1880 , Sir Norman Lockyer, Nature :
  • 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.
  • * 1908 , Edward Arthur Brayley Hodgetts, The court of Russia in the nineteenth century :
  • 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.
  • * 1910 , Charles William Eliot, The Harvard classics: Beowulf :
  • No henchman he worthied by weapons, if witness his features, his peerless presence!
    Derived terms
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