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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.]

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  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. Brian Kammer:

    Commuting his sentence would honor his very meritorious service to this country, we should not be executing those we sent into harm’s way and who were deeply wounded, physically and mentally.

  5. Catherine Rampell:

    There are good ways to spend a huge sum of money, the kind of media coverage we have been getting doesn't really explore whether the kinds of things that are in this bill are meritorious or not … Instead, it's about the number.

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    expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively
    • A. appellative
    • B. ravening
    • C. eminent
    • D. eloquent

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