deserved

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adjective de·served \-ˈzərvd\

Definition of deserved

  1. :  of, relating to, or being that which one deserves a deserved reputation

deservedly

play \-ˈzər-vəd-lē, -ˈzərvd-lē\ adverb

deservedness

play \-ˈzər-vəd-nəs, -ˈzərvd-nəs\ noun

Examples of deserved in a Sentence

  1. a well deserved promotion for a hard worker

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First Known Use of deserved

circa 1552



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