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1. unworthiness

noun. the quality of being not particularly suitable or befitting.

Synonyms

  • infelicity
  • unsuitableness
  • inaptness
  • inappositeness
  • unsuitability
  • inappropriateness

Antonyms

  • aptness
  • appropriateness
  • suitability
  • felicity
  • suitableness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • unworthy (English)
  • unworthy (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. unworthiness

noun. the quality or state of lacking merit or value.

Synonyms

  • bad
  • disgracefulness
  • shamefulness
  • despicability
  • badness
  • contemptibility
  • despicableness
  • sordidness
  • ignominiousness

Antonyms

  • worthiness
  • good
  • favorable
  • obedient

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • unworthy (English)
  • unworthy (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word unworthiness


1. Noun, singular or mass
If he feels guilty about times when he has cheated or wanted to cheat, he may carry a sense of unworthiness and feel that he deserves to be cheated on.

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