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deserved (adj.)

"rightfully earned, merited," 1550s, past-participle adjective from deserve (v.). Related: Deservedly (1540s).

updated on July 30, 2018

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Definitions of deserved from WordNet

deserved (adj.)
properly deserved;
Synonyms: merited
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