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deserving

adjective uk   /dɪˈzɜː.vɪŋ/ us    /-ˈzɝː-/
If people or things are deserving, they should be helped because they have good qualities: a deserving cause/charityDeserving 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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