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Meaning of MERITORIOUS

Pronunciation:  `meri'towreeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  deserving reward or praise; "a lifetime of meritorious service"; "meritorious conduct"
 

MERITORIOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: meritable, worthy
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mer`i*to"ri*ous\, a. [L. meritorius that brings in
money.]
Possessing merit; deserving of reward or honor; worthy of
recompense; valuable.

      And meritorious shall that hand be called, Canonized,
      and worshiped as a saint.                --Shak.
-- {Mer`i*to"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Mer`i*to"ri*ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: admirable, ascribable, attributable, beyond all praise, commendable, creditable, deserving, due, entitled to, esteemed, estimable, excellent, exemplary, held in esteem, highly esteemed, highly regarded, highly reputed, highly respectable, honorable, honored, in favor, in good odor, in high favor, laudable, meriting, model, noble, outstanding, praiseworthy, prestigious, reputable, respectable, respected, revered, reverend, unexceptionable, venerable, venerated, well-deserving, well-thought-of, worshipful, worthy, worthy of
 

 

 

 

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