Synonyms for Deserving:


all (adjective)
deserving (adjective)
meritorious (adjective)
worthy, meritorious (adjective)
laudable, estimable, commendable, praiseworthy, due, admirable.


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.
meriting (noun)
exemplary, meritorious.


deserving (verb)
meriting, Warranting.

Other synonyms:

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

  1. But the deserving tender, gen'rous maid, Whose only care is her poor lover's mind, Tho' ruthless age may bid her beauty fade, In every friend to love, a friend shall find. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  2. The scene is well deserving of attention. – A tour through some parts of France, Switzerland, Savoy, Germany and Belgium by Richard Boyle Bernard
  3. 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