Definition of deserved in US English:



  • Rightfully earned because of something done or qualities shown; merited.

    ‘a deserved standing ovation’
    ‘a deserved victory’
    • ‘The applause will be loud and long in deserved praise of a man and his family who have done so much for Scottish boxing.’
    • ‘It was a deserved victory, with every player contributing to a determined performance.’
    • ‘To all concerned, take a deserved big bow and a clap on the back for a job well done.’
    • ‘But by then Gloucester were firmly in control and on their way to a deserved victory.’
    • ‘Finally he was a deserved winner, and acclaimed by the audience as such.’