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Definitions for Meritorious
ˌmɛr ɪˈtɔr i əs, -ˈtoʊr-Mer·i·to·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meritorious, meritableadjective

    deserving reward or praise

    "a lifetime of meritorious service"; "meritorious conduct"


  1. meritoriousadjective

    deserving of merit or commendation; deserving reward

    The policeman received the Award of Meritorious Service from his grateful department.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Meritoriousadjective

    possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of recompense; valuable

    Etymology: [L. meritorius that brings in money.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. meritorious

    Possessing merit or desert; deserving of reward or honor.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meritorious in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Meritorious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Meritorious in a Sentence

  1. Brock Martland:

    If time marches on and more things are said and it becomes clear this isn't a meritorious prosecution they're running ... that could lead the minister to say, 'At the end of the day, I'm not prepared to order surrender, here'.

  2. Caroline Heldman:

    My work is very much driven by the fact that we don't live in a meritorious society and some people are more likely to experience pain and suffering than others, a lot of us are very comfortable acknowledging that given certain circumstances, we could be in the same bad situation as someone else. But it's more than that -- it's about seeing yourself in others.

  3. Hindu Drama:

    All that is old is not therefore necessarily excellent; all that is new is not despicable on that account alone. Let what is really meritorious be pronounced so by the candid judge after due investigation; blockheads alone are influenced by the opinion of others.

  4. Mike Waltz:

    It just sends such an importantsignal if you stand with us and youstand against extremism we'll be there for you. We will honor that commitment, i am, as are many conservatives, in favor of merit-based immigration, and I can't think of anyone more meritorious than those who have stood and fought with us rather than random lottery systems.

  5. Brad Sherman:

    Let's face it, this mission was fraught with peril, because there's no way to flee without causing a stampede, and there's no way to have a stampede that's orderly and meritorious.

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    superiority in power or influence
    • A. schlockmeister
    • B. meerschaum
    • C. larceny
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