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Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.
Lady Gregory

Meaning of "deserving" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DESERVING

deserving  [dɪˈzɜːvɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESERVING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Deserving can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DESERVING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of deserving in the English dictionary

The definition of deserving in the dictionary is often postpositive and foll by of worthy, esp of praise or reward. Other definition of deserving is a merit or demerit; desert.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESERVING


approving
əˈpruːvɪŋ
believing
bɪˈliːvɪŋ
carving
ˈkɑːvɪŋ
deceiving
dɪˈsiːvɪŋ
earthmoving
ˈɜːθˌmuːvɪŋ
fast-moving
ˌfɑːstˈmuːvɪŋ
grieving
ˈɡriːvɪŋ
improving
ɪmˈpruːvɪŋ
Irving
ˈɜːvɪŋ
leaving
ˈliːvɪŋ
moving
ˈmuːvɪŋ
nerving
ˈnɜːvɪŋ
serving
ˈsɜːvɪŋ
starving
ˈstɑːvɪŋ
timeserving
ˈtaɪmˌsɜːvɪŋ
undeserving
ˌʌndɪˈzɜːvɪŋ
unnerving
ʌnˈnɜːvɪŋ
unobserving
ˌʌnəbˈzɜːvɪŋ
unswerving
ʌnˈswɜːvɪŋ
weaving
ˈwiːvɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESERVING

desert rock
desert soil
deserted
deserter
desertic
desertification
desertify
desertion
desertisation
desertization
desertless
deserts
deserve
deserved
deservedly
deservedness
deserver
deservingly
deservingness

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESERVING

craving
diving
driving
engraving
giving
living
loving
problem-solving
proving
raving
rock carving
saving
self-serving
shaving
shelving
surviving
thanksgiving
thriving
wood carving
woodcarving

Synonyms and antonyms of deserving in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESERVING»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «deserving» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of deserving

Translation of «deserving» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESERVING

Find out the translation of deserving to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of deserving from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «deserving» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

值得帮助的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

digno
570 millions of speakers

English

deserving
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

योग्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تستحق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заслуживает
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

merecedor
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অর্হ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

méritant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Layak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verdienstvoll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

値する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

자격이 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pantes
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

được khen
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தகுதியுடைய
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लायक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

layık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

meritevole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zasługuje
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заслуговує
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

merita
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άξιους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verdienstelike
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förtjänar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fortjenstfull
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of deserving

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESERVING»

The term «deserving» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.263 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESERVING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about deserving

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10 QUOTES WITH «DESERVING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word deserving.
1
Hank Azaria
You know those award shows. The cliche is that it's an honor just to be nominated, but that happens to be true. Whoever wins it in the end, I don't know, sometimes it feels arbitrary. Sometimes it feels like it's deserving.
2
Hugo Black
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
3
Neal Boortz
The Tea Partiers don't want all regulations eliminated. They just want laws that can be understood and regulations that aren't going to destroy businesses, or leave deserving veterans without a source for a mortgage loan.
4
Buddha
You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
5
Alexis Denisof
That's an important lesson for me, to not qualify my experience against somebody else's. My experience is the experience that I wanted to have, and have created for myself, but it doesn't make me any more deserving than anybody else - or less.
6
Maggie Gallagher
Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other's eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire.
7
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.
It's about communication. It's about honesty. It's about treating people in the organization as deserving to know the facts. You don't try to give them half the story. You don't try to hide the story. You treat them as - as true equals, and you communicate and you communicate and communicate.
8
Lady Gregory
Well, there's no one at all, they do be saying, but is deserving of some punishment from the very minute of his birth.
9
Thomas Hardy
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
10
Elfriede Jelinek
Literature that keeps employing new linguistic and formal modes of expression to draft a panorama of society as a whole while at the same time exposing it, tearing the masks from its face - for me that would be deserving of an award.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESERVING»

Discover the use of deserving in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to deserving and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility ...
Through the children's creative, poetic utterances -- enhanced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and other literary giants -- Beyond Deserving persuasively argues against the justice idea of reward according to what is deserved and for the ...
Dorothy W. Martyn, 2007
2
Beyond deserving
Scofield tells a complex, moving tale about a colorful, contentious clan living in Southern Oregon who love members of their family "beyond deserving". "An intelligent, wickedly observant novel".--New York Times Book Review.
Sandra Jean Scofield, 1992
3
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience
The result is Letters of Note, a collection of 150 of the best letters Shaun has found, each reproduced with a short introduction and transcript and bound into a book.
Shaun Usher, 2013
4
Most Deserving of Death?: An Analysis of the Supreme Court's ...
This book demonstrates that it is the inconsistent and often incoherent jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court which accounts for a system so lacking in public confidence.
Professor Kenneth Williams, 2013
5
Deserving and Entitled: Social Constructions and Public Policy
Explores the contradictions between the American ideal of equality and the realities of public policy.
Anne L. Schneider, Helen M. Ingram, 2012
6
Deserving of His Diamonds?
Emilio Andreoni's goal is perfection.
Melanie Milburne, 2012
7
Deserving Mistress
Mary Calendar has spent most of her life looking after her family.
Carole Mortimer, 2010
8
Untangling the Web of Hate: Are Online "hate Sites" ...
Untangling the Web of Hate: Are Online "Hate Sites" Deserving of First Amendment Protection? is a valuable resource for anyone seeking to learn more about the content and constitutionality of Internet hate sites.
Brett A. Barnett, 2007
9
Deserving Of Luke
Stepping into her Oregon hometown, Paige Matthews remembers why she left.
Tracy Wolff, 2012
10
When Love Hurts: A Woman's Guide to Understanding Abuse in ...
He believes you are also trying to be central, superior and deserving. Therefore, when you behave as his equal, he thinks you are trying to be better than he is. When you include your needs, he thinks you are being selfish. Abusive men often  ...
Jill Cory, Karen McAndless-Davis, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESERVING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term deserving is used in the context of the following news items.
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O'Day a most deserving, yet unlikely All-Star
How unlikely an All-Star is Darren O'Day? He wasn't even favored to make the Orioles in 2012. O'Day was new to the Orioles that spring and ... «Comcast SportsNet Baltimore, Jul 15»
2
Bing Smart Search: Hidden from sight, neglected, and deserving of a …
Search is a key aspect in any operating system. In Windows, search is powered by Bing, be it through the OS itself, or through Cortana in ... «WinBeta, Jul 15»
3
'Top 100' Finale Preview: Would JJ Watt be a deserving No. 1 player?
NFL Media's Eric Davis and Nate Burleson alongside Maurice Jones-Drew discuss the validity of a defensive player, specifically J.J. Watt, ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
4
'Trainwreck' Star Amy Schumer on Self-Image, Deserving Love, and …
Amy Schumer is a comedian with a fearless, feminist voice. She's riding a rocket to superstardom, and she won't let anyone tell her she can't ... «Extra, Jul 15»
5
Regional WA equally deserving of funding as city says Regional …
The Regional Development Minister says he is concerned about a culture of thinking that regional Western Australia does not deserve or need ... «ABC Local, Jul 15»
6
Do All-Stars Holt, Holliday deserve inclusion?
Doesn't mean they aren't deserving, but c'mon, how is Kershaw not an All-Star? Summing it up: Holt remains a strange choice to make the All-Star team, but ... «ESPN, Jul 15»
7
Ranking the 10 Least-Deserving MLB All-Stars of the Last Decade
We'll rank the 10 least-deserving MLB All-Stars of the last 10 years in the following slides. This list doesn't discriminate, as stars like Derek Jeter ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
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Ron Cook: Pirates' Melancon most deserving of All-Star honor
Monday began with rotten news. The Pirates put starter-without-a-regular-position Josh Harrison on the 15-day disabled list with a left thumb ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
9
Baltimore Orioles: Darren O'Day is a Deserving All-Star
The Baltimore Orioles had four players selected to the American League All-Star team. Adam Jones and Manny Machado have each made ... «The Baltimore Wire, Jul 15»
10
Red Sox Beat: Brock Holt a deserving All-Star
'I'm humbled, and it's something I didn't expect coming into the year, but I'm glad it happened, and I'm excited about the opportunity.' — BROCK ... «Boston Herald, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Deserving [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/deserving>. Sep 2019 ».
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