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Synonyms for meritorious
ˌmɛr ɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-mer·i·to·ri·ous

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  1. meritoriousadjective


  2. meritoriousadjective

    The policeman received the Award of Meritorious Service from his grateful department.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. meritorious

    innocent, just, lawful, legal, moral, right, virtuous

    abominable, criminal, culpable, felonious, flagitious, guilty, illegal, immoral, iniquitous, nefarious, sinful, unlawful, vicious, vile, wicked, wrong

Princeton's WordNet

  1. meritorious, meritableadjective

    deserving reward or praise

    "a lifetime of meritorious service"; "meritorious conduct"



Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. meritoriousadjective

    deserving, worthy, good, excellent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. meritoriousadjective

    worthy, commendable, meedful, deserving

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  1. List of paraphrases for "meritorious":

    deserving, commendable, merit-based, worthy, praiseworthy, laudable

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  1. Caroline Heldman:

    My work is very much driven by the fact that we don't live in a meritorious society and some people are more likely to experience pain and suffering than others, a lot of us are very comfortable acknowledging that given certain circumstances, we could be in the same bad situation as someone else. But it's more than that -- it's about seeing yourself in others.

  2. Brad Sherman:

    Let's face it, this mission was fraught with peril, because there's no way to flee without causing a stampede, and there's no way to have a stampede that's orderly and meritorious.

  3. Mike Waltz:

    It just sends such an importantsignal if you stand with us and youstand against extremism we'll be there for you. We will honor that commitment, i am, as are many conservatives, in favor of merit-based immigration, and I can't think of anyone more meritorious than those who have stood and fought with us rather than random lottery systems.

  4. Catherine Rampell:

    There are good ways to spend a huge sum of money, the kind of media coverage we have been getting doesn't really explore whether the kinds of things that are in this bill are meritorious or not … Instead, it's about the number.

  5. Brian Kammer:

    Commuting his sentence would honor his very meritorious service to this country, we should not be executing those we sent into harm’s way and who were deeply wounded, physically and mentally.

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