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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:

    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. 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.

  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. Ivana Trump:

    I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.

  4. Hope Hicks:

    These claims from a disgruntled former part-time employee are without merit, she is in violation of her contract and continues to disparage the campaign with falsehoods, which, in addition to doing a terrible job, is why she was terminated weeks ago.

  5. Mardan Mamat:

    I hit the ball solid from tee to green and managed to hole some putts. It’s not easy out there, especially on the front nine where it was really windy, I’m trying to not think about keeping my card. It’s not the end of the world for me if I don’t make it into top-60 on the Order of Merit. I want to enjoy my golf.


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