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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Ought to get help or a reward.

Usage examples (41)
  • It is good to die before one has done anything deserving death.
  • Adjective : the deserving poor; a deserving applicant. ,a criminal deserving of a lifetime sentence
  • 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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