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Deserving reward or praise; having merit.
[Middle English, from Latin meritōrius, earning money, from meritus, past participle of merēre, to earn; see merit.]
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|Noun||1.||meritoriousness - the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"|
worthiness - the quality or state of having merit or value
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