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Synonyms for deserving
dɪˈzɜr vɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deserving, worth(p)(adj)

    worthy of being treated in a particular way

    "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)

    Antonyms:
    unworthy

Wiktionary

  1. deserving(noun)

    Antonyms:
    undeserving

  2. deserving(adjective)

    worthy of reward or praise; meritorious

    the deserving poor

    Antonyms:
    undeserving

  3. deserving(adjective)

    Antonyms:
    undeserving

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deserving(a)

    Synonyms:
    meritprious, worthy, meedful

    Antonyms:
    undeserving, unworthy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    worthy, meritorious, meriting, merit

How to pronounce deserving?

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How to use deserving in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Hardy:

    Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.

  2. Brandon Garrett:

    The more higher-ups that are involved, the more the company is considered blameworthy and deserving of more serious punishment.

  3. Liz Pearson:

    He was deserving of a veterans memorial and I dont want to discount that. But this was also an individual, who, for whatever reason, convinced people he had no one.

  4. The Rees family:

    We are so thankful for the Secret Santa gift and the outpouring of love we have received from everyone over the past few days, we have been truly blessed. Wyatt’s job has supported him since his diagnosis and the doctors have been incredible. There are so many more people deserving of financial assistance this Christmas and we would encourage anyone who wishes to donate money to us to look for someone else in need. We hope to pay this kindness forward one day and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

  5. Jessica Levinson:

    Make no mistake, the current court is conservative and the case could be part of a steady march toward interpreting the Free Exercise Clause to require states to treat some secular and religious institutions as equally deserving of public funds church, meet a very welcoming state.


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