Definition for deserved (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), de·served, de·serv·ing.
verb (used without object), de·served, de·serv·ing.
Origin of deserve
Examples from the Web for deserved
But this was the year when criticism of said women finally got the harsh words it deserved.Renée Zellweger Got a New Face—and Everyone Had An Opinion About It|Kevin O’Keeffe|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wrote that he deserved to die and alluded to a ominous plan that he had backed out of twice already.
This much-vaunted turnout operation turns out not to have deserved much vaunt.Inside the Democrats’ Godawful Midterm Election Wipeout|Michael Tomasky|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We loved Zellweger as Bridget Jones for owning her weight, finding love, and never settling for less than she deserved.Renee Zellweger's Face Gets More Medical Scrutiny Than Ebola|Emily Shire|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in this case a very non-wiki-like dispute erupted over who deserved the most credit.
On the way Bova bethought him how he could have deserved such a shameful death, and to lose his life in the flower of his days.The Russian Garland|Various
A miserable life is before that woman's husband—and, by Jupiter, he has deserved it!'Little Novels|Wilkie Collins
He deserved to be known and publicly praised for this accomplishment.Last Words|Stephen Crane
If her ladyship did not think me worthy of her confidence after all I felt, perhaps there was somebody else who deserved it.Dariel|R. D. Blackmore
I suppose it wasn't very pleasant for the Milligans, but I guess they deserved all they got.Dandelion Cottage|Carroll Watson Rankin
British Dictionary definitions for deserved
Word Origin for deserve
Word Origin and History for deserved
early 13c., from Old French deservir (Modern French desservir) "deserve, be worthy of, earn, merit," from Latin deservire "serve well," from de- "completely" (see de-) + servire "to serve" (see serve). From "be entitled to because of good service" (a sense found in Late Latin), meaning generalized c.1300 to "be worthy of." Related: Deserved; deserving.
Idioms and Phrases with deserved
see one good turn deserves another.