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Synonyms of deserving

Verb


1. deserve, merit, be

usage: be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done"

Adjective


1. deserving, worth(predicate), worthy (vs. unworthy)

usage: worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)

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