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deserving 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/dəˈzərviNG/,
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Worthy of being treated in a particular way, typically of being given assistance,
  1. Worthy of being treated in a particular way, typically of being given assistance
    • - the deserving poor

  1. worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically)
  2. (deservingness) the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance); "there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded"
  3. merited: properly deserved; "a merited success"
  4. desert, merit or demerit; worthy of reward or praise; meritorious; meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
  5. (deserved) the past tense of "deserve", which means to be worthy of.