Wor·thi·ness, n. The quality or state of being worthy; desert; merit; excellence; dignity; virtue; worth.
Who is sure he hath a soul, unless
It see, and judge, and follow worthiness? --Donne.
She is not worthy to be loved that hath not some feeling of her own worthiness. --Sir P. Sidney.
The prayers which our Savior made were for his own worthiness accepted. --Hooker.
n : the quality or state of having merit or value [ant: unworthiness]