English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'deserved'

(adjective) 
Definition
rightfully earned
Her reputation for political skill is well deserved.
Synonyms
well-earned
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just
This cup final is a just reward for all the efforts they have put in.
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right
Make sure you approach it in the right way.
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meet (archaic)
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fitting
The President's address was a fitting end to the campaign.
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due
Treat them with due attention.
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fair
I wanted them to get a fair deal.
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earned
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appropriate
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
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suitable
She had no other dress suitable for the occasion.
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merited
Her selection for the team was a surprise, but a merited one.
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proper
In those days it was not thought proper for a woman to be on the stage.
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warranted
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rightful
The car must be returned to its rightful owner.
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justifiable
the strong and justifiable desire for independence
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of appropriate
Definition
right or suitable
It is appropriate that Irish names dominate the list.
Synonyms
fit,
suited,
in keeping,
apt,
well-suited,
opportune (formal),
to the purpose,
appurtenant,
meet (archaic)
in the sense of condign
Synonyms
meet (archaic),
richly-deserved
in the sense of due
Definition
fitting or proper
Treat them with due attention.

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