AskDefine | Define deserving

Dictionary Definition

deserving adj : having sufficient worth; "an idea worth considering"; "a cause deserving or meriting support"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically) [syn: deserving(p), meriting(p), worth(p)]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Adjective

  1. Considered worthy of reward.
    the deserving poor

Antonyms

Verb

deserving
  1. present participle of deserve

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1