Definition of Deservingness

1. Noun. The quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance). "There were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"

Exact synonyms: Merit, Meritoriousness
Generic synonyms: Worthiness
Derivative terms: Deserving, Merit, Meritorious, Meritorious



Definition of Deservingness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being deserving. ¹

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Literary usage of Deservingness

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1. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"Development of a sense of equal- deservingness requires a set of 'counter-discourses' which argue against the status quo, against dominant ideologies which ..."

2. The British and Foreign Evangelical Review and Quarterly Record of Christian by James Oswald Dykes, James Stuart Candlish, Hugh Sinclair Paterson, Joseph Samuel Exell (1870)
"His being made flesh did not cancel his well-deservingness, or make him worthy of ... 6)—does not cancel our ill-deservingness, or render us worthy of the ..."

3. The Contemporary Review (1866)
"... and remove man's fear by the very confirmation of its propriety and of our deservingness of punishment which they afford : so that henceforth faith, ..."

4. The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell: With Illustrations by James Russell Lowell (1891)
"Each year to ancient friendships adds a ring, As to an oak, and precious more and more, Without deservingness or help of ours, They grow, and, silent, ..."

5. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1871)
"The greater hindrance from without, and the less the hindrance to duty from within, so much the higher rises the moral honesty and well-deservingness of the ..."

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