meritorious


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mer·i·to·ri·ous

 (mĕr′ĭ-tôr′ē-əs)
adj.
Deserving reward or praise; having merit.

[Middle English, from Latin meritōrius, earning money, from meritus, past participle of merēre, to earn; see merit.]

mer′i·to′ri·ous·ly adv.
mer′i·to′ri·ous·ness n.

meritorious

(ˌmɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəs)
adj
praiseworthy; showing merit
[C15: from Latin meritōrius earning money]
ˌmeriˈtoriously adv
ˌmeriˈtoriousness n

mer•i•to•ri•ous

(ˌmɛr ɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-)

adj.
deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin meritōrius on hire]
mer`i•to′ri•ous•ly, adv.
mer`i•to′ri•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.meritorious - deserving reward or praisemeritorious - deserving reward or praise; "a lifetime of meritorious service"; "meritorious conduct"
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"

meritorious

meritorious

adjective
Translations
جَدير بالتَّقْدير
záslužný
fortjenstfuld
virîingarverîur
övgüye değer

meritorious

[ˌmerɪˈtɔːrɪəs] ADJmeritorio

meritorious

adj, meritoriously
advlobenswert

meritorious

[ˌmɛrɪˈtɔːriəs] adj (frm) (deed, service) → meritorio/a

merit

(ˈmerit) noun
1. the quality of worth, excellence or praiseworthiness. He reached his present position through merit.
2. a good point or quality. His speech had at least the merit of being short.
verb
to deserve as reward or punishment. Your case merits careful consideration.
ˌmeriˈtorious (-ˈtoː-) adjective
deserving reward or praise. a meritorious performance.
References in classic literature ?
As to the meritorious part," he said, "he readily agreed with the captain; for where could be the merit of barely discharging a duty?
They might even entertain a preference to some other person, at the very moment they were assenting to the one proposed, because there might be no positive ground of opposition to him; and they could not be sure, if they withheld their assent, that the subsequent nomination would fall upon their own favorite, or upon any other person in their estimation more meritorious than the one rejected.
So seldom do they ever exert themselves, that when they do work they seem determined that so meritorious an action shall not escape the observation of those around if, for example, they have occasion to remove a stone to a little distance, which perhaps might be carried by two able-bodied men, a whole swarm gather about it, and, after a vast deal of palavering, lift it up among them, every one struggling to get hold of it, and bear it off yelling and panting as if accomplishing some mighty achievement.
for in every community which we have mentioned there is no dispute where the supreme power should be placed; for as these differ from each other, so do those in whom that is placed; for in one state the rich enjoy it, in others the meritorious, and thus each according to their separate manners.
The one idea that had ever got through poor Marek's thick head was that all exertion was meritorious.
In point of meritorious character, the two things seemed about equal.
Such being the case, and the ease it is, my readers will agree with me that there was nothing either very meritorious or very marvellous in the integrity and moderation of my conduct at Mdlle.
But though his parts were not brilliant, he made up for his lack of talent by meritorious industry, and was never known, during eight years at school, to be subject to that punishment which it is generally thought none but a cherub can escape.
Such behaviour as this, so exactly the reverse of her own, appeared no more meritorious to Marianne, than her own had seemed faulty to her.
In course of time he'll come back again on our hands, like a bad shilling; more chances will fall in his way, as a necessary consequence of his meritorious imbecility.
I have three friends who are more meritorious and more worthy--"
No," said Monte Cristo, "which is precisely the reason which renders your kindness more meritorious, -- it is in the country.