Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Deserving of reward; praiseworthy.

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Usage examples "meritorious":

  1. " To me it seems that a petition to the admiral to send so meritorious an officer on service where he may distinguish himself, should deserve his thanks. - "The Water-Witch or, The Skimmer of the Seas", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. He was repeatedly cited for meritorious conduct, and was brevetted major, lieutenant colonel, and colonel in rapid succession. - "Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers", J. Walker McSpadden.
  3. This is meritorious, if not deserving of exceptional glorification. - "The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles", Jean Henri Fabre.