Definition of Meritorious

1. Adjective. Deserving reward or praise. "Meritorious conduct"

Exact synonyms: Meritable
Similar to: Worthy
Derivative terms: Merit, Merit, Meritoriousness



Definition of Meritorious

1. a. Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of recompense; valuable.

Definition of Meritorious

1. Adjective. deserving of merit or commendation; deserving reward ¹

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Definition of Meritorious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Meritorious

meritedly
merithallus
meriting
meriting(p)
meritless
meritlessly
meritlessness
meritmonger
meritmongers
meritocracies
meritocracy
meritocrat
meritocratic
meritocratically
meritocrats
meritorious (current term)
meritoriously
meritoriousness
meritory
meritot
merits
merk
merkel cells
merking
merkingdom
merkins
merknight
merks
merl

Literary usage of Meritorious

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1. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"12,1865, and of lieutenant- colonel March 13, 1865,for meritorious service during the war. Col. Audenried accompanied Gen. Sherman after the war on his ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1917)
"Sn, where no meritorious defense is presented, it is held that the application to open the default should be denied. RUSS v. Gilbert (1882) 19 Fla. 54. Fla. ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"Even though, under the law as at present announced, the contention of the applicant may not be meritorious, he unquestionably has the right to a hearing, ..."

4. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1879)
"Viewed in the other light, it might be termed beneficent, or meritorious, ... of a meritorious or beneficent disposition in the opposite case. what a IV. ..."

5. Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism by Matthew Arnold (1869)
"... the compiler of school-books meritorious and many. This is what Mr. Oscar Browning gives us to understand in the Quarterly Review, and it is impossible ..."

6. A Treatise on Equity Jurisprudence, as Administered in the United States of by John Norton Pomeroy, Carter Pitkin Pomeroy (1899)
"meritorious or Imperfect Consideration. — Closely akin to the equity of performance, and properly a special instance of it, is that of meritorious or ..."

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