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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Had a right to. Or, earned because of good or bad behaviour, skill, work, etc.

Usage examples (29)
  • Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny.
  • Adjective : a deserved increase in salary
  • Verb (used with object) : to deserve exile; to deserve charity; a theory that deserves consideration
  • Verb (used without object) : to reward him as he deserves; an idea deserving of study for more
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