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Deserving and deserved - thesaurus

Synonyms

deserve

verb

if you deserve something, it is right that you get it, for example because of the way you have behaved

deserve

verb

if a thing deserves something such as your time or attention, you should give time or attention to doing it

deserving

adjective

worth supporting or helping

deserved

adjective

if something is deserved, it is right that you have it or get it

well-earned

adjective

earned or deserved because of hard work or a difficult experience

undeserved

adjective

if something is undeserved, you get it although you should not, because you have not done anything to deserve or to cause it

rate

verb

to deserve something

due

adjective

if something is due to someone, they should receive it

belong to

if something belongs to someone, they deserve it or have a right to it

due

noun

someone’s due is something that they have a right to receive

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a good/bad turn

used for saying that you should be kind to someone who has been kind to you

be deserving of something

to deserve something

be unworthy of

to not deserve something

deserve better/more

to be worth better things or better treatment than you are getting

deservedly

adverb

formal used for saying that what happens is right

for my sins

used for saying that a responsibility that you have or that particular situation that affects you seems like a punishment, although you are not very upset by it

have (got) it coming

to deserve something bad that happens to you

have it coming (to you)

to deserve something bad that happens to you

it serves someone right (for doing something)

used for saying that you think someone deserves something unpleasant that happens to them

merit

verb

formal to deserve or be worth something

someone’s just deserts

bad things that happen to someone because they deserve it

want

verb

Britishinformal to deserve something

worthy

adjective

formal deserving something

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