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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)

Wiktionary

  1. deservingnoun

    desert, merit or demerit

  2. deservingadjective

    worthy of reward or praise; meritorious

    the deserving poor

  3. deservingadjective

    meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)

Wikipedia

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deserving

    of Deserve

  2. Deservingnoun

    desert; merit

  3. Deservingadjective

    meritorious; worthy; as, a deserving person or act

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Numerology

  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. William Shakespeare:

    Reputation is an idle and most false imposition oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.

  2. Don Bryant:

    This was a child that had so much love in her heart, a smart girl, capable, and deserving of fulfilling all her hopes and dreams in this world.

  3. White House:

    Family and friends have long sought clemency for Mr. Patrick Nolan, alongside notable advocates like former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and author Arnold Steinberg, in light of these facts, Patrick Nolan is entirely deserving of this Grant of Executive Clemency.

  4. John Maher:

    Of all the requests before you, this case stands out because the evidence shows that Clint is not guilty – he is innocent. clint’s case is deserving of Presidential attention, especially because, with respect Sir, you ran on a platform of reversing the policies of the previous Administration, his letter said. Here, in short order, you can right a significant wrong… and simultaneously send a message to all of our military and law enforcement personnel that you and your Administration have our backs.

  5. Hermann Hesse:

    Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.

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