Definition of well-deserved in English:

well-deserved

adjective

  • 1Fully merited; rightfully earned.

  • 2Of a person: that has fully earned something; worthy.

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas More (1478–1535), lord chancellor, humanist, and martyr. From well + deserved.

Pronunciation

well-deserved

/ˌwɛldɪˈzəːvd/