- having merit; worthy of aid, a reward, etc.: a deserving student
- worthy (of): a subject most deserving of attention
The definition of deserving is worthy of reward, award or praise.
An example of someone deserving is a firefighter who rescued a family and their pets from a burning home; a deserving firefighter.
Now Rare desert; merit or demerit
Worthy, as of reward, praise, or aid.
(comparative more deserving, superlative most deserving)
- Present participle of deserve.
- Julius is deserving of particular honour for his patronage of art and literature.
- Among other French works of importance deserving notice are Le Neptune oriental of Mannevillette (1745) and more especially the Carte geometrique de la France, which is based upon surveys carried on (1744-1783) by Cesar Francois Cassini de Thury and his son Dominique de Cassini.
- I realize in most ways Edith isn't deserving of too much sympathy, but I still think of her as a tragic figure.
- He provided work for the deserving poor, supplied them with clothes and food in seasons of special distress.
- Though his income was never large, and during the greater part of his life was very meagre, he contrived to find means to support his foster-mother in her old age, to educate the children of his first teacher, and to help various deserving students during their college career.