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[dih-zur-vid-lee] /dɪˈzɜr vɪd li/
according to desert; justly; rightly.
Origin of deservedly
1540-50; deserved + -ly
Related forms
half-deservedly, adverb
undeservedly, adverb
well-deservedly, adverb Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for deservedly


according to merit; justly
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