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English definition of “deserved”

deserved

adjective     /dɪˈzɜːvd/ US  /-ˈzɝːvd/
describes something that you earn or are given because of your behaviour or qualities: a well-deserved holiday/rest Their victory was richly/thoroughly deserved.Deserving and deserved
(Definition of deserved adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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