adjective de·served \-ˈzərvd\

Definition of DESERVED

:  of, relating to, or being that which one deserves <a deserved reputation>
de·served·ly \-ˈzər-vəd-lē, -ˈzərvd-lē\ adverb
de·served·ness \-ˈzər-vəd-nəs, -ˈzərvd-nəs\ noun

Examples of DESERVED

  1. <a well deserved promotion for a hard worker>

First Known Use of DESERVED

circa 1552

Rhymes with DESERVED


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