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deserved

[dih-zurvd] /dɪˈzɜrvd/
adjective
1.
justly or rightly earned; merited:
a deserved increase in salary.
Origin
1545-1555
1545-55; deserve + -ed2
Related forms
deservedness
[dih-zur-vid-nis] /dɪˈzɜr vɪd nɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun
half-deserved, adjective
half-deservedness, noun
undeserved, adjective
well-deserved, adjective
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well-deserved

adjective (well deserved when postpositive)
1.
fully merited: a well-deserved reputation
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