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noteworthy

[noht-wur-th ee] /ˈnoʊtˌwɜr ði/
adjective
1.
worthy of notice or attention; notable; remarkable:
a noteworthy addition to our collection of rare books.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; note + worthy
Related forms
noteworthily, adverb
noteworthiness, noun
unnoteworthy, adjective
Can be confused
notable, noteworthy, noticeable.
Synonyms
distinguished, outstanding, significant.
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  • Emphasis is on what's new, rediscovered, or otherwise noteworthy.
  • The vertical motions were also noteworthy because they packed nearly twice as much energy as the earthquake's sideways shaking.
  • Used as an umbrella, it is not necessarily about rocks, but can always include them if noteworthy.
  • Amid these calamities, however, a number of noteworthy achievements unfolded.
  • The size of a brain region known as the flocculus, which is involved in controlling movement, is particularly noteworthy.
  • One noteworthy area of research concerns the filtering and monitoring of water conditions in tanks for growing fish.
  • In an effort to quantify the design criteria for such a device is, in and of itself a noteworthy task.
  • The effect is especially noteworthy in works exploring the peculiarities of life.
  • It is also noteworthy that bones, though solid in appearance, have a spongelike structure.
  • The above plant is a sweet little creature, yet may not seem particularly noteworthy.
British Dictionary definitions for noteworthy

noteworthy

/ˈnəʊtˌwɜːðɪ/
adjective
1.
worthy of notice; notable
Derived Forms
noteworthily, adverb
noteworthiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for noteworthy
adj.

1550s, from note (v.) + worthy. Related: Noteworthiness.

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