Synonyms and Antonyms of meritorious
1 deserving of high regard or great approval <worked all night with meritorious determination to get the project done on time> Synonyms applaudable, commendable, creditable, estimable, laudable, admirable, praiseworthyRelated Words deserving, worthy; awesome, distinctive, distinguished, excellent, heady, honorable, impressive, noteworthy, noticeable, outstanding, redoubtable, reputable, respectable; invaluable, precious, priceless, valuable; delightful, enjoyable, pleasing, satisfying; ethical, good, high-minded, moral, noble, principledNear Antonyms base, contemptible, deplorable, despicable, detestable, dirty, infamous, lousy, nasty, notorious, pitiable, pitiful, scabby, scummy, scurvy, sorry, unlikable, unworthy, vile, worthless, wretched; disgraceful, dishonorable, disreputable, ignominious, low, mean, scandalous, seamy, shady, shameful, shocking, sordid, unethical, unsavoryAntonyms censurable, discreditable, illaudable, reprehensible
2 having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward <all agreed that the most meritorious science project had won the competition> Synonyms deserving, good, worthyRelated 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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