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What is another word for deserving?

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Worthy of something, or of being treated in a particular way
“I had left a great sum of money to a particular charity, which I thought a deserving charity.”
Deserving of praise or reward
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“If it turns out that the same person, even with a deserving performance, earns the reward on every occasion, the system demotivates the rest of the employees.”
Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
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Morally right or justifiable
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(just deserts, idiomatic) A reward which is deserved or merited
“Still, angry voices have been raised, and that anger has become an issue deserving some comment.”
Present participle for to be entitled to
“Firefighters deserve your deep and abiding appreciation and respect for their service.”
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