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de·serv·ing

 (dĭ-zûr′vĭng)
adj.
Worthy, as of reward, praise, or aid.
n.
Merit; worthiness.

de·serv′ing·ly adv.

deserving

(dɪˈzɜːvɪŋ)
adj
(often: postpositive and foll by of) worthy, esp of praise or reward
n
rare a merit or demerit; desert
deˈservingly adv
deˈservingness n

de•serv•ing

(dɪˈzɜr vɪŋ)

adj.
worthy of reward, aid, etc.
[1570–80]
de•serv′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deserving - worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
irony - a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"

deserving

adjective worthy, righteous, commendable, laudable, praiseworthy, meritorious, estimable The money saved could be used for more deserving causes.
worthy unworthy, undeserving
deserving of meriting, justifying, worthy of, qualified for, warranting, suitable for artists deserving of public subsidy

deserving

adjective
Translations
جَديرمُسْتَحِق
hodnýzáslužný
fortjenetrængendeværdig
méltó
òess virîi aî vera hjálpaîsem verîskuldar e-î
lâyıkyardıma lâyık

deserving

[dɪˈzɜːvɪŋ] ADJ [cause] → meritorio
to be deserving ofmerecer, ser digno de

deserving

[dɪˈzɜːrvɪŋ] adj
[person] → méritant(e)
[action, cause] → méritoiredesiccated coconut [ˈdɛsɪkeɪtɪd] nnoix f de coco séchée

deserving

adj person, action, causeverdienstvoll; winnerverdient; the deserving poordie Bedürftigen; to be deserving of somethingetw verdient haben

deserving

[dɪˈzɜːvɪŋ] adj (person, case, cause) → che merita aiuto; (praiseworthy) → meritevole
deserving of → degno/a di
an idea deserving of consideration → un'idea degna di considerazione
a crime deserving of severe punishment → un delitto che merita una severa punizione

deserve

(diˈzəːv) verb
to have earned as a right by one's actions; to be worthy of. He deserves recognition of his achievements.
deˈserving adjective
(negative undeserving).
1. worthy or suitable (to be given charity etc). I only give money to deserving causes.
2. (with of) worthy of. He is deserving of better treatment than this.
References in classic literature ?
If her husband did not adore her, he was a brute, deserving of death by slow torture.
He is severe to the idle and wicked, but to the sober and deserving he is a leader, both just and humane.
The little circlet of the schoolboy's copper coin--dim and lustreless though it was, with the small services which it had been doing here and there about the world --had proved a talisman, fragrant with good, and deserving to be set in gold and worn next her heart.
Happy man were I, and well deserving of New England's gratitude, could I achieve this cure
As he mounted the deck, ahab abruptly accosted him, without at all heeding what he had in his hand; but in his broken lingo, the German soon evinced his complete ignorance of the White Whale; immediately turning the conversation to his lamp-feeder and oil can, with some remarks touching his having to turn into his hammock at night in profound darkness --his last drop of Bremen oil being gone, and not a single flying-fish yet captured to supply the deficiency; concluding by hinting that his ship was indeed what in the Fishery is technically called a clean one (that is, an empty one), well deserving the name of Jungfrau or the Virgin.
To console himself he had to drink a good deal, and he went back to Packingtown about two o'clock in the morning, very much the worse for his excursion, and, it must be confessed, entirely deserving the calamity that was in store for him.
Then they all agreed that Jim had acted very well, and was deserving to have some notice took of it, and reward.
The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank rascalities, well deserving of the cowhide.
They were frequently whipped when least deserving, and escaped whipping when most deserv- ing it.
Miss Lucy Steele is, I dare say, a very deserving young woman, but in the present case you know, the connection must be impossible.
Deserving no pity from anybody, Frank was, as a matter of course, coddle d and compassionated on the spot.
I felt it rather hard, I must own, to be made, without deserving it, the subject of jokes between the coachman and guard as to the coach drawing heavy behind, on account of my sitting there, and as to the greater expediency of my travelling by waggon.