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Synonyms of 'deserving'

(adjective) 
Definition
worthy of a reward, help, or praise
The money saved could be used for more deserving causes.
Synonyms
worthy
worthy members of the community
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commendable
He has acted with commendable speed.
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laudable
One of her less laudable characteristics was her jealousy.
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praiseworthy
praiseworthy efforts
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meritorious
I had been promoted for gallant and meritorious service.
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estimable
an estimable cricket team with two members holding world records
Opposites
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undeserving

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Additional synonyms

in the sense of commendable
He has acted with commendable speed.
in the sense of estimable
Definition
worthy of respect
an estimable cricket team with two members holding world records
in the sense of laudable
Definition
deserving praise
One of her less laudable characteristics was her jealousy.

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