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deserving (comparative more deserving, superlative most deserving)

  1. worthy of reward or praise; meritorious
  2. meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
    • 1941 September, “Notes and News: The London & Blackwall Cable Railway”, in Railway Magazine, pages 424–425:
      In the midst of a world war many centenaries pass unnoticed, but one which fell on August 2, namely, the opening of Fenchurch Street station, is deserving of record.

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deserving (plural deservings)

  1. desert, merit

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  1. present participle and gerund of deserve