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English definition of “deserving”


adjective     /dɪˈzɜː.vɪŋ/ US  /-ˈzɝː-/
If people or things are deserving, they should be helped because they have good qualities : a deserving cause / charity Deserving and deserved be deserving of sth formal to deserve to get something: His efforts are certainly deserving of praise .Deserving and deserved
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