Definition of undeserving in English:

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undeserving

Pronunciation: /ˌəndəˈzərviNG/

adjective

Not deserving or worthy of something positive, especially help or praise.
Example sentences
  • I'm not interested in whether or not they are married, or whether they are the deserving or undeserving poor.
  • We must not blame the poor nor place them in categories of deserving or undeserving.
  • I guess that there has to be some sort of finality; the awards will be back next year, complete with deserving and undeserving winners.

Derivatives

undeservingly

adverb
Example sentences
  • So unless we notice that a player has been omitted undeservingly, we cannot say anything.
  • I think he will win the title undeservingly and probably be champ for a little while.

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Syllabification: un·de·serv·ing

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