deserving
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /dɪˈzɝvɪŋ/
  • (RP) IPA: /dɪˈzɜːvɪŋ/
Adjective

deserving

  1. worthy of reward or praise; meritorious
    the deserving poor
  2. meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
Antonyms Translations Noun

deserving (plural deservings)

  1. desert, merit
    • 1711, Jonathan Swift, The Examiner, Number 30
      I ​here understand that value which every man puts upon his own deservings from the publick
Verb
  1. present participle of deserve#English|deserve



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