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deservingadjective

uk   /dɪˈzɜː.vɪŋ/  us   /-ˈzɝː-/
If ​people or things are deserving, they should be ​helped because they have good ​qualities: a deserving cause/​charitybe deserving of sth formal to ​deserve to get something: His ​efforts are ​certainly deserving of ​praise.
(Definition of deserving from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “deserving”
in Arabic مُستَحِقّ…
in Korean 받을만한 자격이 있는…
in Portuguese digno, merecedor…
in Catalan digne…
in Japanese 援助に値する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 值得支持的,值得帮助的…
in Turkish hakeden, hakedilen, hakedilmiş…
in Russian достойный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 值得支持的,值得幫助的…
in Italian meritevole…
in Polish zasługujący, słuszny…
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