Synonyms and Antonyms of merit
1 a quality that gives something special worth <this mystery novel at least has the merit of an original plot> Synonyms cardinal virtue, distinction, excellency, grace, excellence, value, virtueRelated Words advantage, edge, plus, superiorityNear Antonyms blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negativeAntonyms deficiency, demerit, disvalue
2 the relative usefulness or importance of something as judged by specific qualities <that idea has some merit, so let's explore it> Synonyms account, worth, valuation, valueRelated Words assessment, estimation, evaluation; excellence, greatness, perfection; consequence, importance, significance, weight; desirabilityNear Antonyms emptiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; baseness, cheapness, crumminess, inferiority, lousiness, meanness, paltriness, pettiness, poorness; deficiency, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, unacceptability
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