What are some opposite words for Merit?

Antonyms for Merit
ˈmɛr ɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term Merit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. merit, virtue(noun)

    any admirable quality or attribute

    "work of great merit"

    Antonyms:
    fault, demerit

    Synonyms:
    virtue, deservingness, meritoriousness, chastity, sexual morality, merit, moral excellence, virtuousness

  2. deservingness, merit, meritoriousness(verb)

    the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)

    "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"

    Antonyms:
    demerit, fault

    Synonyms:
    merit, deservingness, virtue, meritoriousness

  3. deserve, merit(verb)

    be worthy or deserving

    "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"

    Antonyms:
    demerit, fault

    Synonyms:
    deserve, merit

Wiktionary

  1. merit(noun)

    Antonyms:
    demerit

    Synonyms:
    worth, value

  2. merit(noun)

    To be worthy or deserving.

    Antonyms:
    demerit

    Synonyms:
    value, worth

  3. merit(noun)

    A claim to commendation or reward.

    Antonyms:
    demerit

    Synonyms:
    worth, value

  4. merit(noun)

    The quality of deserving reward.

    Synonyms:
    worth, value

    Antonyms:
    demerit

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. merit

    Antonyms:
    badness, demerit, unworthiness, worthlessness, weakness, imperfection, error, defect, fault, failing

    Synonyms:
    goodness, worth, worthiness, desert, excellence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. merit(n)

    Antonyms:
    demerit

    Synonyms:
    desert, worth, meed, worthiness, worth, excellence, goodness, reward

  2. merit(n. pl)

    Antonyms:
    demerit

    Synonyms:
    claim, right

  3. merit(v)

    Synonyms:
    deserve, earn

How to use Merit in a sentence?

  1. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.

  2. Robert Ouko:

    I have watched Rudisha this season and I am not sure if he has the fire in his belly that propelled him to Olympic glory and a world record four years ago, his saving grace could be the selection criterion set by Athletics Kenya (AK), where a third athlete is selected on merit.

  3. Desiderius Erasmus:

    Amongst the learned the lawyers claim first place, the most self-satisfied class of people, as they roll their rock of Sisyphus and string together six hundred laws in the same breath, no matter whether relevant or not, piling up opinion on opinion and gloss on gloss to make their profession seem the most difficult of all. Anything which causes trouble has special merit in their eyes.

  4. Larry Burchfield:

    We think this is a result of the board charges we were successful in showing had merit.

  5. Apple Inc -LRB- AAPL.O -RRB-:

    The company believes the European Commission’s assertions are without merit.

How to pronounce Merit?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say Merit in sign language?

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