Deserved

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    Law dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 deserved — adjective Date: circa 1552 of, relating to, or being that which one deserves < a deserved reputation > • deservedly adverb • deservedness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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

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  • 11 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

  • 12 deserved — adjective earned because of good or bad behaviour, skill, work etc: a well deserved result …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 deserved — adjective they clinched a deserved victory Syn: well earned, merited, warranted, justified, justifiable; rightful, due, right, just, fair, fitting, appropriate, suitable, proper, apt; archaic meet …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 deserved — adjective properly deserved a merited success • Syn: ↑merited • Ant: ↑unmerited (for: ↑merited) • Similar to: ↑condign …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 15 deserved — Synonyms and related words: appropriate, balanced, condign, defensible, due, earned, entitled, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square, fit, fitting, good, just, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal, level, meet, meet and right,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 deserved — adj. rightfully earned or merited de·serve || dɪ zɜːv v. be worthy of, have a right to …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 deserved — adj merited, earned; just, rightful, right, due, equitable, fair; fitting, (of punishment) condign, suitable, appropriate, meet, reasonable, justified, justifiable …

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  • 18 deserved — de·served …

    English syllables

  • 19 deserved — adjective Syn: well earned, merited, warranted, justified, rightful, due, fitting, just, proper …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 20 deserved — de•served [[t]dɪˈzɜrvd[/t]] adj. justly or rightly earned; merited • Etymology: 1545–55 de•serv′ed•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang