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meritorious

adjective mer·i·to·ri·ous \ˌmer-ə-ˈtr-ē-əs\

: deserving honor or praise

Full Definition of MERITORIOUS

:  deserving of honor or esteem
mer·i·to·ri·ous·ly adverb
mer·i·to·ri·ous·ness noun
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Examples of MERITORIOUS

  1. She was given an award for meritorious service.
  2. <worked all night with meritorious determination to get the project done on time>

First Known Use of MERITORIOUS

15th century
MERITORIOUS Defined for Kids

meritorious

adjective mer·i·to·ri·ous \ˌmer-ə-ˈtr-ē-əs\

Definition of MERITORIOUS for Kids

:  deserving reward or honor :  praiseworthy <meritorious conduct>

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