Definition of Deserving

1. Adjective. Worthy of being treated in a particular way. "The deserving poor"

Exact synonyms: Worth
Language type: Irony
Similar to: Worthy
Derivative terms: Deservingness, Worth



Definition of Deserving

1. n. Desert; merit.

2. a. Meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act.

Definition of Deserving

1. Adjective. worthy of reward or praise; meritorious ¹

2. Adjective. meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.) ¹

3. Noun. desert, merit or demerit ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of deserve) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deserving

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Deserving

desertlessly
desertlike
desertness
deserts
deserty
deserve
deserved
deservedly
deservedness
deservednesses
deserver
deservers
deserves
deservest
deserveth
deserving
deserving(p)
deservingly
deservingness
deservings
desetope

Literary usage of Deserving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"THE Massachusetts Institute of Technology receives, by the will of the late William Tappen, Jr., Milton, Mass., $10.000 to be used for deserving students, ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"Garden, although "an old Whig and Presbyterian," was a most loyal subject, and thinking the author was deserving of encouragement for ..."

3. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"... when we say, that death is the reward justly due to every sin, because they are all and every one deserving of the indignation and vengeance of God. ..."

4. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"Fame is a babbler, but I have arrived at the highest glory in this world, the commendation ofthe most deserving person in it.' STEELE. T. No. 189. ..."

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