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Definition 1: (often used ironically) worthy of being treated in a particular way - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deserving or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an idea worth considering
  • the deserving poor
  • a deserving cause

Synonyms for deserving in the sense of this definition

(deserving is similar to ...) having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable

"a worthy fellow" "a worthy cause"

(deserving is used in the usage domain ...) a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs

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