adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic notable, distinguished b. chiefly British — used as a title for various persons or groups of rank or distinction 2. giving or expressing worship or veneration • worshipfully adverbworshipfulness noun

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  • Worshipful — Wor ship*ful, a. Entitled to worship, reverence, or high respect; claiming respect; worthy of honor; often used as a term of respect, sometimes ironically. This is worshipful society. Shak. [1913 Webster] [She is] so dear and worshipful. Chaucer …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • worshipful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) feeling or showing reverence and admiration. 2) (Worshipful) Brit. a title given to justices of the peace and to certain old companies or their officers …   English terms dictionary

  • worshipful — index solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • worshipful — [wʉr′shipfəl] adj. 1. Chiefly Brit. worthy of being worshiped; honorable; respected: used, capitalized and usually preceded by the, as an honorific epithet for magistrates, groups, certain lodge officials, etc. 2. feeling or offering great… …   English World dictionary

  • worshipful — [[t]wɜ͟ː(r)ʃɪpfʊl[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n If someone has a worshipful attitude to a person or thing, they show great respect and admiration for them. ...Franklin s almost worshipful imitation of his cousin. Syn: reverential …   English dictionary

  • Worshipful — adjective a respectful form of address used in the name of livery companies (such as The Worshipful Company of Scriveners ) …   Wiktionary

  • worshipful — adjective 1》 feeling or showing reverence and admiration. 2》 (Worshipful) Brit. a title given to Justices of the Peace and to certain old companies or their officers. Derivatives worshipfully adverb worshipfulness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • worshipful — adj. 1 (usu. Worshipful) Brit. a title given to justices of the peace and to certain old companies or their officers etc. 2 archaic entitled to honour or respect. 3 archaic imbued with a spirit of veneration. Derivatives: worshipfully adv.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • worshipful — /werr ship feuhl/, adj. 1. feeling or showing worship. 2. (cap.) Brit. a formal title of honor used in announcing or mentioning certain highly regarded or respected persons or groups (usually prec. by the). [1250 1300; ME; see WORSHIP, FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • worshipful — adjective Showing reverence; tending to worship. Ant: unworshipful …   Wiktionary

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