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Synonyms for merit
ˈmɛr ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. merit, virtue(noun)

    any admirable quality or attribute

    "work of great merit"

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

    Antonyms:
    fault, demerit

  2. deservingness, merit, meritoriousness(verb)

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

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

    Synonyms:
    deservingness, virtue, meritoriousness

    Antonyms:
    demerit, fault

  3. deserve, merit(verb)

    be worthy or deserving

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

    Synonyms:
    deserve

    Antonyms:
    demerit, fault

Wiktionary

  1. merit(noun)

    Synonyms:
    worth, value

    Antonyms:
    demerit

  2. merit(noun)

    To be worthy or deserving.

    Synonyms:
    value, worth

    Antonyms:
    demerit

  3. merit(noun)

    A claim to commendation or reward.

    Synonyms:
    worth, value

    Antonyms:
    demerit

  4. merit(noun)

    The quality of deserving reward.

    Synonyms:
    worth, value

    Antonyms:
    demerit

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. merit

    Synonyms:
    goodness, worth, worthiness, desert, excellence

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

Editors Contribution

  1. advantage

    Submitted by rinat on September 16, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. merit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    desert, worth, worthiness, excellence, credit

  2. merit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    claim, right

  3. merit(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deserve, have a right to, be entitled to

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. merit(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    demerit

  2. merit(n. pl)

    Synonyms:
    claim, right

    Antonyms:
    demerit

  3. merit(v)

    Synonyms:
    deserve, earn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "merit":

    deserves, deserve, mérite, merits, deserved, credit, virtue, advantage, deserving, value, merited

How to pronounce merit?

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How to use merit in a sentence?

  1. Feltham:

    To reprehend well is the most necessary and the hardest part of friendship. Who is it that does not sometimes merit a check, and yet how few will endure one? Yet wherein can a friend more unfold his love than in preventing dangers before their birth, or in bringing a man to safety who is travelling on the road to ruin? I grant there is a manner of reprehending which turns a benefit into an injury, and then it both strengthens error and wounds the giver. When thou chidest thy wandering friend do it secretly, in season, in love, not in the ear of a popular convention, for oftentimes the presence of a multitude makes a man take up an unjust defence, rather than fall into a just shame.

  2. Carolina Panthers:

    I'd like to believe( the criticism is about) his personality more than anything, the idea that you should be stoic when you play this game, it really should be about your merit more so than anything else, about what you've accomplished and what you've done. That's how we should judge people.

  3. Chairman Thayne Forbes:

    I have come to the firm conclusion that the vast majority of the allegations made against the British military... including, without exception, all the most serious allegations, were wholly and entirely without merit or justification, very many of those baseless allegations were the product of deliberate and calculated lies on the part of those who made them.

  4. Michael Madden:

    When that thing went off and entered into a lower earth orbit, he got credit for that, the nuclear and missile guys under Kim Jong Un are getting their jobs based on merit.

  5. Arabic Proverb:

    Scratch yourself with your own nails; always do your own business, and when you intend asking for a service, go to a person who can appreciate your merit.


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