undeserving


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undeserving

(ˌʌndɪˈzɜːvɪŋ)
adj
not having earned or merited any reward or disadvantage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.undeserving - not deservingundeserving - not deserving; "the undeserving poor"
unworthy - lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness"
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undeserving

[ˈʌndɪˈzɜːvɪŋ] ADJ [person] → de poco mérito; [cause] → poco meritorio
to be undeserving of sthno ser digno de algo, no merecer algo

undeserving

adj person, causeunwürdig; the undeserving poordie Armen, die es nicht besser verdienen; to be undeserving of something (form)einer Sache (gen)unwürdig sein (form)

undeserving

[ˌʌndɪˈzɜːvɪŋ] adj to be undeserving ofnon meritare, non essere degno/a di
References in classic literature ?
I should be undeserving of the confidence you have honoured me with, if I felt no desire for its continuance, or no farther curiosity on its subject.
No, Miss Manette; all through it, I have known myself to be quite undeserving.
I were undeserving his grace did I not peril it for his good.
He made a good impression upon the Englishman, who was wont to accept strangers in this wild and savage country at their own valuation, asking no questions and assuming the best of them until they proved themselves undeserving of his friendship and hospitality.
That shows that the Eastern nations have too much good sense to waste their time and attention on objects undeserving of either.
Well, he is a very undeserving young man-- and I do not suppose there's the least chance in the world of her ever getting him now.
Our sorrows were not heightened by the consciousness of undeserving.
But it is for an excellent charity: in aid of the Undeserving, the only people I am really interested in.
It can't be denied that undeserving people have been legatees, and even residuary legatees.
Thus even in darkest Africa was the light of German civilization commencing to reflect itself upon the undeserving natives just as at the same period, the fall of 1914, it was shedding its glorious effulgence upon benighted Belgium.
They were ungrateful and undeserving, and quarreled constantly among themselves, so that his home could have been no peaceful spot.
The family agreed in considering this unhappy person as undeserving of notice or benefit.