Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Worthy; meritorious.

Part of speech: noun

The act of deserving, .

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Usage examples "deserving":

  1. Thy prayers have moved us to pity, as it is meet that prayers so deserving should, and so, be of good hope, and fear not that thou shalt be without the reward due thee in the future." - "La Fiammetta", Giovanni Boccaccio.
  2. It was only fair; and when next day I got their impressions of one another, I felt single- minded and deserving. - "The Pool in the Desert", Sara Jeanette Duncan.
  3. Well, for the matter of that, there aren't many deserving rich people. - "Betty's Bright Idea; Deacon Pitkin's Farm; and The First Christmas of New England", Harriet Beecher Stowe.