• The unworthy yachtsman
    The unworthy yachtsman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n unworthiness the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting "he retracted nothing that he had said about the inappropriateness of either a corporeal God or a God who is a person","his praise released from her loud protestations of her unworthiness"
    • n unworthiness the quality or state of lacking merit or value
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n unworthiness The character of being unworthy; want of worth or merit.
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  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Unworthy offspring brag the most about their worthy descendants.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.”
  • Russell (Wayne) Baker
    Russell (Wayne) Baker
    “Happiness is a small and unworthy goal for something as big and fancy as a whole lifetime, and should be taken in small doses.”
  • Johnson
    “Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, I did not give it to the man, but to humanity.”
  • Don Marquis
    “An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.”
  • John Ruskin
    “They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame.”


In literature:

When there were no sons, or when they were unworthy, bought servants were made heirs.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
What is it that casts me at such an immense distance below you, as to make every thing that relates to me wholly unworthy of consideration?
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
No encouraging compliments to inspire thee with hope of laying a mind not unworthy of thee under obligation!
"Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
And as for Robert Bolton, he would henceforth treat him as though his anger and his suspicions were unworthy of notice.
"John Caldigate" by Anthony Trollope
And grieved exceedingly he began to bewail the unworthy fate that had laid his father low.
"Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
Unworthy reason for being good, as she knew, but God overlooked it, and she thanked Him for that.
"Tommy and Grizel" by J.M. Barrie
The Federal division commanded by General King, although unprovided with cavalry and quite unsupported, was no unworthy enemy.
"Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War" by G. F. R. Henderson
But the information, she thought, had come to her in an unworthy manner.
"Mr. Scarborough's Family" by Anthony Trollope
Nor need they object their great unworthiness; for he doth all freely for the glory of his free grace.
"Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life" by John Brown (of Wamphray)
And the world shall also see what implacable and unworthy parents she had.
"Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson

In poetry:

I know not why God’s wondrous grace
To me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for His own.
"I Know Whom I Have Believed" by Daniel Webster Moody
Who does not know how blest, how loved
Were her mild laughing eyes
By every youth!--but Andrew proved
Unworthy of his prize.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
From his words she draws a plea;
Though unworthy children's bread,
'Tis enough for one like me,
If with crumbs I may be fed.
"Woman Of Canaan" by John Newton
Mine eye unworthy seems to read
One page of Nature's beauteous book;
It lies before me, fair outspread -
I only cast a wishful look.
"Fourth Sunday In Advent" by John Keble
'Alas, my bullet will not pierce
Your heart unworthy and defiled,
For by my mother were you nursed;
By her who loved you as her child.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
When honours on th' unworthy wait,
When riches to the wealthy flow,
When high desert, oppress'd by woe,
Is left to struggle on with Fate.
"Lines To Sir Robert Ker Porter, Knight Of The Imperial Order Of St, Joachim" by Sir John Carr

In news:

INTERVIEWS 'Call Me Maybe' and 'Gangnam Style' Meld in Unworthy Mashup.
Edelstein on the 'Unworthy' Oscar Nominations.
Unworthy end to Super Bowl XLVI.
Unworthy causes, plus the Invite's own Epic Rap Battles of History.
Op-ed: Chick-fil-A Is a Nuisance Unworthy of UCLA.
We are all unworthy .
An unworthy filibuster by the Senate on Caitlin Halligan.
Uninsured doesn't mean unworthy .
Unworthy of Turkey Lessons from Iran's Easter parade of British hostages.
They're Back, and Still Unworthy .
Boise St & TCU Unworthy .
Obama is out of ideas, and Clinton's speech was unworthy of him.
But Hitchcock persists, arguing that horror movies are deemed unworthy because a really good director has never made one.
Depression, feelings of unworthiness, and similarly common strains were unnecessary, rendered so by pills Huxley called soma.
They are also a slap in the face to onions, which are more beautiful but somehow unworthy of space on the tree.

In science:

Hence, a discussion phase is often held soon after the reviewers report their reviews, where the program committee collectively rates each paper as being either worthy or unworthy of acceptance based on the aggregate judgement of the reviewers.
On a Reliable Peer-Review Process