deserving


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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 ?
Deserving no pity from anybody, Frank was, as a matter of course, coddle d and compassionated on the spot.
I dwell, even at the risk of tedium, on John's minutest errors, his case being so perplexing to the moralist; but we have done with them now, the roll is closed, the reader has the worst of our poor hero, and I leave him to judge for himself whether he or John has been the less deserving.
He had undergone some strange experiences in his absence; he had seen the virtual Faustina in the literal Cornelia, a spiritual Lucretia in a corporeal Phryne; he had thought of the woman taken and set in the midst as one deserving to be stoned, and of the wife of Uriah being made a queen; and he had asked himself why he had not judged Tess constructively rather than biographically, by the will rather than by the deed?
Such may likewise be suspected of deserving this character, who, without assigning any particular faults, condemn the whole in general defamatory terms; such as vile, dull, d--d stuff, &c.
It will be my wish to be looked on by all my deserving tenants as their best friend, and nothing would make me so happy as to be able to respect every man on the estate, and to be respected by him in return.
LAHORE -- Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) has released grant for second three months stipend for the deserving women during the current fiscal year.
3 million among needy persons and deserving students.
Iyong nililibing doon, kung sino ang deserving, she said.
LAHORE -- Provincial Minister for Zakat and Usher Malik Nadeem Kamran has said that more than 3 billion rupees have been given to more than five lakh deserving people in the head of subsistence allowance, provision of facilities of public health, educational and religious scholars, Ramazan, Eid and marriage grant.
THE hunt is on for South Wales' most deserving dad to win a luxury break at the Hilton Cardiff The Echo has teamed up with the luxury Hilton Cardiff to reward South Wales' most deserving dad.
I cannot believe that anyone would even question as to why the wonderful Kenny Dalglish is deserving of a knighthood.