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Synonyms of 'meritorious'

(adjective) 
Definition
deserving praise for being good or worthwhile
I had been promoted for gallant and meritorious service.
Synonyms
praiseworthy
praiseworthy efforts
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admirable
The film tells its story with admirable economy.
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exemplary
He showed outstanding and exemplary courage in the face of danger.
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good
The president is a good man.
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right
It's not right, leaving her like this.
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excellent
We complimented him on doing an excellent job.
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deserving
The money saved could be used for more deserving causes.
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worthy
worthy members of the community
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honourable
However, their intentions are honourable.
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righteous
She concluded that it was impossible to find one righteous person.
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virtuous
The president is portrayed as a virtuous family man.
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commendable
He has acted with commendable speed.
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creditable
The band turned out quite a creditable performance.
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laudable
One of her less laudable characteristics was her jealousy.
Opposites
, ,
undeserving
, ,
ungenerous
, ,
unchivalrous
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unpraiseworthy

Additional synonyms

in the sense of admirable
Definition
deserving or inspiring admiration
The film tells its story with admirable economy.
Synonyms
great (informal),
cracking (British, informal),
first-class,
dope (slang),
top-notch (informal),
brill (informal),
tiptop,
A1 or A-one (informal),
bitchin' (US, slang),
chillin' (US, slang),
booshit (Australian, slang),
exo (Australian, slang),
sik (Australian, slang),
ka pai (New Zealand),
rad (informal),
phat (slang),
schmick (Australian, informal),
beaut (informal),
barrie (Scottish, slang),
belting (British, slang),
pearler (Australian, slang)
in the sense of commendable
He has acted with commendable speed.
in the sense of creditable
Definition
deserving praise or honour
The band turned out quite a creditable performance.

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