Meaning of worthy (respected person)

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/advan-25 “Interviews and Jobs”, question 8

Interviewing applicants for an important job can be a very time process but it’s worth it in the end.

(a) lasting
(b) developing
© consuming
(d) taking

Test No. [color=blue]incompl/advan-25 “Interviews and Jobs”, answer 8

Interviewing applicants for an important job can be a very time consuming process but it’s worth it in the end.

Correct answer: © consuming

Your answer was: [color=green]correct
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Referring to the word “worthy” I found one meaning in the dictionary which I don’t get.
Used as a noun: word is often used humorously.

Could you convey this in a more understandable way?

This adjective/noun can be used to describe someone who can be trusted and is totally reliable. It is often used about someone who could possibly be laughed at in a kind way because they are so trustworthy.

Hi,

The expression time consuming means using up/taking up a lot of time.

Alan