Definition of deservedly in US English:



  • In the way that is deserved; rightfully.

    ‘a deservedly popular sitcom’
    ‘they are top of the division, and deservedly so’
    • ‘There were only seconds remaining in the half when Aberdeen deservedly equalised and again it was a first goal at his club for the scorer.’
    • ‘A lot has been written and said about that game and deservedly so.’
    • ‘A superb recovery though saw them deservedly take all three points.’
    • ‘In the first half we made mistakes that were duly and deservedly punished.’
    • ‘Ireland deservedly enjoys an excellent reputation throughout the world for its food and drink.’
    justifiably, rightfully, rightly, by rights, justly, fairly, appropriately, fittingly, suitably, aptly, according to one's due, duly
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