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Wordnet 3.0


1. properly deserved;
- Example: "a merited success"
[syn: merited, deserved]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

deserved \deserved\ adj. properly earned; warranted; merited. Opposite of undeserved. Syn: due. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Deserve \De*serve"\ (d[-e]*z[~e]rv"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Deserved; p. pr. & vb. n. Deserving.] [OF. deservir, desservir, to merit, L. deservire to serve zealously, be devoted to; de- + servire to serve. See Serve.] 1. To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise. [1913 Webster] God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. --Job xi. 6. [1913 Webster] John Gay deserved to be a favorite. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] Encouragement is not held out to things that deserve reprehension. --Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. To serve; to treat; to benefit. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A man that hath So well deserved me. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

deserved adj 1: properly deserved; "a merited success" [syn: merited, deserved] [ant: unmerited]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "deserved": appropriate, balanced, condign, defensible, due, earned, entitled, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square, fit, fitting, good, just, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal, level, meet, meet and right, merited, proper, qualified, requisite, right, right and proper, rightful, square, suitable, warrantable, warranted, well-earned, worthy