deserved
adjective Date: circa 1552 of, relating to, or being that which one deserves <
a deserved reputation
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deservedly adverbdeservedness noun

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  • deserved — adj. properly earned; warranted; merited. Opposite of {undeserved}. Syn: due. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deserved — index condign, due (owed), entitled, equitable, fair (just), just, rightful …   Law dictionary

  • deserved — [di zʉrvd′] adj. rightfully earned or merited; just deservedly [dizʉr′vid lē] adv …   English World dictionary

  • Deserved — Deserve De*serve (d[ e]*z[ e]rv ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Deserved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deserving}.] [OF. deservir, desservir, to merit, L. deservire to serve zealously, be devoted to; de + servire to serve. See {Serve}.] 1. To earn by service; to be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deserved — de|served [dıˈzə:vd US ˈzə:rvd] adj earned because of good or bad behaviour, skill, work etc ▪ He has a well deserved reputation as a reliable worker. a deserved win/victory/success etc ▪ Larsson s goal gave Celtic a deserved victory …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • deserved — de|served [ dı zɜrvd ] adjective if something is deserved, it is right that you have or get it: She has a deserved reputation for honesty and sincerity …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deserved — UK [dɪˈzɜː(r)vd] / US [dɪˈzɜrvd] adjective if something is deserved, it is right that you have it or get it She has a deserved reputation for honesty and sincerity …   English dictionary

  • deserved — deservedness /di zerr vid nis/, n. /di zerrvd /, adj. justly or rightly earned; merited: a deserved increase in salary. [1545 55; DESERVE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • deserved — adj. Deserved is used with these nouns: ↑reputation, ↑victory, ↑win, ↑winner …   Collocations dictionary

  • deserved — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. merited, earned, justified, warranted, meet, appropriate, suitable, equitable, right, rightful, proper, fitting, just, due, well deserved; see also fit 1 . Ant. undue*, excessive, inordinate. II (Roget s Thesaurus II)… …   English dictionary for students

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