Definition of deserving in English:

deserving

Line breaks: de|serv¦ing
Pronunciation: /dɪˈzəːvɪŋ
 
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adjective

Derivatives

deservingly

adverb
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  • He pointed out that many a politician is being called ‘the Honourable this and that’ when he would more deservingly be called ‘Dishonourable’!
  • Thus the fly-away-five deservingly held on to the finish: though in fact there was mere seconds between the whole field at the finish.
  • He was in awesome form, scoring two tries as Leicester rolled over the opposition and he deservingly won the coveted Man of the Match award.

deservingness

noun
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  • A noncomparative desert principle associates a proper amount of recognition, remuneration, or reward with an individual's particular level of deservingness.
  • Here the concept of deservingness, or the extent to which an individual is perceived to be deserving of high quality health care, can mediate the treatment received.
  • Moral ideas like deservingness or fairness have no role in this system.

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