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deserving

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having sufficient worth or merit to receive one's honor, esteem, or reward
  • gifts donated to deserving children every Christmas

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deserving

verb
present participle of deserve

Synonyms of deserving (Entry 2 of 2)

to be or make worthy of (as a reward or punishment)
  • the team really deserved that victory after the way they played

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“Deserving.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/deserving. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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