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de·serv·ing

deserving

 
pronunciation:
dih zuhr vIng
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: worthy of praise, regard, assistance, or the like.
The flood victims are certainly deserving of our help.He didn't feel he was deserving of the medal he received.How do you decide who is deserving and who is not?
antonyms:
undeserving
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derivations: deservingly (adv.), deservingness (n.)