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1deserving

noun de·serv·ing \-ˈzər-viŋ\

Definition of DESERVING

:  desert, merit <reward the proud according to their deservings — Charles Kingsley>

First Known Use of DESERVING

14th century

Rhymes with DESERVING

2deserving

adjective

: having good qualities that deserve praise, support, etc.

Full Definition of DESERVING

:  meritorious, worthy; especially :  meriting financial aid <scholarships for deserving students>

Examples of DESERVING

  1. He's a very deserving young man.
  2. The church provides aid to deserving families.

First Known Use of DESERVING

1549
DESERVING Defined for Kids

deserving

adjective de·serv·ing \di-ˈzər-viŋ\

Definition of DESERVING for Kids

:  worthy 2 <The scholarship will go to a deserving student.>

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