undeserving

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adjective un·de·serv·ing \ˌən-di-ˈzər-viŋ\

Definition of undeserving

  1. :  not deserving : such asa :  lacking merit :  not worthy of praise, assistance, attention, etc. <selfish, undeserving people> <The natural history of women's friendships is by no means a thin or undeserving subject. — Barbara Kingsolver>b :  not deserving something specified < … circumstances of brutal outrage, of which poor Jean was in many respects wholly undeserving. — Sir Walter Scott> <I do not mean to say that medicine is blameless … or undeserving of criticism. — Margaret Talbot>

undeservingly

adverb

1549

First Known Use of undeserving

1549



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