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meritorious

mer·i·to·ri·ous

meritorious

 
pronunciation:
me rih to ri s
part of speech: adjective
definition: having merit; worthy of praise or reward.
She was honored for her meritorious service to her country.
synonyms:
commendable, laudable, praiseworthy
antonyms:
blameworthy, deplorable
similar words:
admirable, creditable, deserving, estimable, exemplary, honorable, worthy
derivations: meritoriously (adv.), meritoriousness (n.)