Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

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)
Focus on the pronunciation of meritorious

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Admirable and admired, but you might be interested in these topics from the Admiration and respect topic area:

Translations of “meritorious”

Word of the Day

touch

an ability to do things in the stated, especially positive, way

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More