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English definition of “meritorious”

meritorious

adjective     /ˌmer.ɪˈtɔː.ri.əs/ US  /-ˈtɔːr.i-/ formal
deserving great praise: an award for meritorious serviceAdmirable and admired
(Definition of meritorious adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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