Examples of deserved in a Sentence
a well deserved promotion for a hard worker
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If convicted, along with some well-deserved prison time, Edwards would have to pay restitution to Smith.
All the praise and commentary about Toney is well deserved, and Powell took no issue being asked about the exciting freshman Monday before any questions about his own play.
Rama—who died in 2015 at the age of 97—is getting some much-deserved recognition at the New Museum in New York City, with the most comprehensive exhibit of her work to date in the United States.
One year after its release, Beyoncé's Lemonade is still getting much-deserved recognition.
Its restaurant, Nar Lokanta, is a (deserved) favorite for its epicurean makeovers of traditional mezes.
Strengths Biyombo has a well-deserved reputation as a defensive force, especially during his successful 2015-16 regular season and postseason with the Toronto Raptors.
Her rising star should help Breath get some deserved notice.
Sorry, but Lindsey is quite clearly the deserved odds-on favorite.
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First Known Use of deserved
Synonymscompetent, condign, just, due, fair, justified, merited, right, rightful, warranted
Antonymsundeserved, undue, unfair, unjust, unjustified, unmerited, unwarranted
Related Wordsapplicable, appropriate, apt, fit, fitting, meet, proper, requisite, suitable; lawful, legal, legitimate; accurate, correct, true; rhadamanthine, strict, stringent, uncompromising; equitable, impartial, square
Near Antonymsincoherent, incorrect, irrelative, irrelevant; improper, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, indefensible, unjustifiable, unreasonable, unsuitable; biased, inequitable, partial, unequal; arbitrary, despotic; illegitimate, unlawful
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