deserving

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deserving (comparative more deserving, superlative most deserving)

  1. worthy of reward or praise; meritorious
    the deserving poor
  2. meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)

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deserving (plural deservings)

  1. desert, merit
    • Jonathan Swift
      A person of great deservings from the republic.

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deserving

  1. Present participle of deserve.