Definition of 'deserving'
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Modern investment banking has produced a new breed of less deserving masters of the universe. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She should set up a committee to ensure that only valid, worthwhile causes benefit, while the money saved could go towards many deserving causes here. The Sun (2017)But the 30-year-old's ability to remain calm under pressure and the confidence that he has gained in the past few years are fully deserving of reward. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We all know there are deserving cases for public money but defence cannot be compromised. The Sun (2014)How can you decide between equally deserving nominees? The Sun (2008)Why should they be any less deserving? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The job should only have been offered to a politician fully deserving of it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is a deserving and humble winner. The Sun (2008)We are looking for the most deserving people who regularly go the extra mile in their work. The Sun (2012)Those are extremely worthwhile causes and deserving of support. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are myriad serious cases deserving of our sympathy and full damages. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These views seem to stem from an idea that cyclists are less deserving road users than others. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He felt like he was the most deserving winner given what he had been through. The Sun (2012)Reduce foreign aid and put it to better use supporting the deserving people of our own country. The Sun (2016)This is a cause deserving of international assistance. Times, Sunday Times (2016)How dare anyone decree that a woman such as her is less deserving than a married parent? Times, Sunday Times (2011)Either of the two would have been a fair and deserving winner. The Sun (2014)Here were two people deserving of the most intense public sympathy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In fact, his service is deserving of high praise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Same result, but not equally deserving of admiration. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The two restaurants that he attacks in this two-hour special are fully deserving of his venom. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That said, she is not the only person deserving of blame. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His exemplary behaviour and supreme heroism are fully deserving of the nation's highest recognition. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Most importantly, you have to understand that all birds are equally deserving of observation and are intrinsically interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I couldn't think of a more deserving person to have had a magical wedding. The Sun (2009)
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British English: deserving ADJECTIVE
If you describe a person, organization, or cause as deserving, you mean that you think they should be helped.
The money saved could be used for more deserving causes.
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