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Definitions for deserving
dɪˈzɜr vɪŋde·serv·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deserving, worth(p)adjective

    worthy of being treated in a particular way

    "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)


  1. deservingnoun

    desert, merit or demerit

  2. deservingadjective

    worthy of reward or praise; meritorious

    the deserving poor

  3. deservingadjective

    meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)


  1. deserving

    Desert () in philosophy is the condition of being deserving of something, whether good or bad. It is sometimes called moral desert to clarify the intended usage and distinguish it from the dry desert biome. It is a concept often associated with justice: that good deeds should be rewarded and evil deeds punished.


  1. deserving

    Deserving refers to being worthy or justified in receiving a particular kind of treatment, reward or benefit due to one's actions, qualities, or situation. It implies having earned or merited something through hard work, good behavior or moral qualities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deserving

    of Deserve

  2. Deservingnoun

    desert; merit

  3. Deservingadjective

    meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deserving in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deserving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of deserving in a Sentence

  1. Philadelphia Eagles:

    I dont know, Im very humbled, its hard to feel deserving with those guys on stage and, obviously, this guy right here on the statue. Its a very heavy statue and it makes sense because his legacy is immense. Im just honored.

  2. White House:

    The President, as Commander-in-Chief, is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the law is enforced and when appropriate, that mercy is granted, for more than two hundred years, presidents have used their authority to offer second chances to deserving individuals, including those in uniform who have served our country. These actions are in keeping with this long history. As The President has stated,' when our soldiers have to fight for our country, I want to give them the confidence to fight.'.

  3. Faiz Shakir:

    I mean I just think the American public do not see a billionaire running for president as the kind of change that they so desperately want, we've got a system that's already stocked with enough billionaires and enough power, and here comes another one who feels like deserving of even more power because I'm smarter and have more wealth than the rest of you.

  4. Sean McVay:

    I think what it boils down to is opportunities that I think he’s deserving of and the situation and some of the circumstances that surround him.

  5. Heather Lydia Thornhill:

    Whether you wash your feet in water, oil or mud you are a person deserving of respect, what is done with that respect determines your equality.

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