Synonyms for Deserving:
•worthy, meritorious (adjective)
laudable, estimable, commendable, praiseworthy, due, admirable.
n.undeserved, rate, deserved, well-earned, due, belong to. respect, laudable, honorable, commendable, praise, estimable, praiseworthy, respectable, meritorious, creditable, exemplary, good, value, admirable, reputable. •deserving (noun)
worthy, meriting, worth.
well-earned, deserved, undeserved. reputable, meritorious, honorable, laudable, exemplary, respectable, admirable, creditable, praiseworthy. rate. belong to, due. •praiseworthy
•Other relevant words:
undeserved, honorable, good, due, admirable, respect, estimable, deserved, meritorious, praise, respectable, commendable, reputable, value, exemplary, praiseworthy, well-earned, rate, creditable, laudable, worth.
Usage examples for deserving
Saying this, she put into his hands a parcel that contained some linen and other necessaries for the poor old people, and bade him tell them not to forget to call upon her uncle when she was returned home, as he was always happy to assist the deserving and industrious poor. – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day