Definition of deserved in English:

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deserved

Pronunciation: /dəˈzərvd/

adjective

Rightfully earned because of something done or qualities shown; merited: a deserved standing ovation a deserved victory
More example sentences
  • Finally he was a deserved winner, and acclaimed by the audience as such.
  • It was a deserved victory, with every player contributing to a determined performance.
  • The applause will be loud and long in deserved praise of a man and his family who have done so much for Scottish boxing.

Derivatives

deservedness

noun

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Syllabification: de·served

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