from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Worthy, as of reward, praise, or aid.
- n. Merit; worthiness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. worthy of reward or praise; meritorious
- adj. meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
- n. desert, merit or demerit
- v. Present participle of deserve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Meritorious; worthy.
- n. Desert; merit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Worthy of reward or praise; meritorious; possessed of good qualities that entitle to approbation: as, a deserving officer.
- n. The act of meriting; desert; merit or demerit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. worthy of being treated in a particular way
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The McCain campaign plan says the plan is designed to help what it calls deserving homeowners.
Innocentive is one such effort by innovative leaders who decided to take on the challenge of job creation by investing in deserving entrepreneurs.
Scrotes whov had a bit of deserving from the law, or decent victims?
So we just have to believe Tim and his `forensic analysis` - surely a phrase deserving of Pseuds` Corner.
One thing that Connelly did that was a good call is lay a verbal lashing onto Owngoalstein - deserving of one.
The youth raised his head to him and replied, “O ignorant of what to the deserving is due, thou lookest on me with disdain and speakest to me with contempt; thy speaking is that of a tyrant true and thy doing what an ass would do.”
I could pay certain deserving students during the summer, buy computer stuff, help the group with little things, visit conferences, invite colleagues etc.
The man whom I call deserving the name is one whose thoughts and exertions are for others, rather than himself, — whose high purpose is adopted on just principles, and never abandoned while heaven or earth affords means of accomplishing it.
The man whom I call deserving the name is one whose thoughts and exertions are for others, rather than himself, -- whose high purpose is adopted on just principles, and never abandoned while heaven or earth affords means of accomplishing it.
These, with some regulations for payment of tithes and Church dues, and for the discovery and pursuit of stealers of cattle, comprise almost all the titles deserving notice in the Saxon laws.