deservingness


deservingness

adjective

  1. qualified for or having a claim to reward, assistance, etc., because of one’s actions, qualities, or situation: the deserving poor; a deserving applicant.
  2. meriting; worthy: a criminal deserving of a lifetime sentence.

adjective

  1. (often postpositive and foll by of) worthy, esp of praise or reward

noun

  1. rare a merit or demerit; desert

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