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Merited or earned: a richly deserved punishment.
de·serv′ed·ly (-zûr′vĭd-lē) adv.
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justly or rightly earned; merited.
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|Adj.||1.||deserved - properly deserved; "a merited success"|
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adjective well-earned, just, right, meet (archaic), fitting, due, fair, earned, appropriate, justified, suitable, merited, proper, warranted, rightful, justifiable, condign his reputation for political skill is well deserved
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