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deserving

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of deserving

  1. having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward <gifts donated to deserving children every Christmas> Synonyms worthy, good, meritoriousRelated Words admirable, commendable, creditable, laudable, praiseworthy; invaluable, priceless; cherished, prized, treasured; choice, excellent, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, primary, prime, specialNear Antonyms base, cheap, inferior, second-rate, substandard; bad, defective, flawed, imperfect; deficient, inadequate, insufficient, unacceptable, unsatisfactoryAntonyms no-good, undeserving, valueless, worthless





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