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well-earned

adjective (well earned when postpositive)
1.
fully deserved a well-earned rest
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for well-earned
adj.

1730, from well (adv.) + past participle of earn.

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