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meritorious

[ mer-i-tawr-ee-uhs, -tohr- ]

adjective

  1. deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy:

    to receive a gift for meritorious service.



meritorious

/ ˌmɛrɪˈtɔːrɪəs /

adjective

  1. praiseworthy; showing merit


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmeriˈtoriousness, noun
  • ˌmeriˈtoriously, adverb
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Other Words From

  • meri·tori·ous·ly adverb
  • meri·tori·ous·ness noun
  • unmer·i·tori·ous adjective
  • unmer·i·tori·ous·ly adverb
  • unmer·i·tori·ous·ness noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of meritorious1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English, from Latin meritōrius “earning money, for hire, on hire,” from meritus, past participle of merēre, merērī “to receive one's share, be entitled to, deserve, merit.” See merit, -ory 1, -ous
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Word History and Origins

Origin of meritorious1

C15: from Latin meritōrius earning money
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Example Sentences

As you can imagine, a fair amount of the requests are not meritorious.

But highest profile does not mean most judicially meritorious.

Ibrahim Kalin, and advisor to Erdogan, spoke of a “meritorious isolation” of the country.

The Queen was so impressed that she had a watch inscribed to Miss Eagle for ‘meritorious and extraordinary clairvoyance.’

“Meritorious promotions are now meritorious if you can believe it,” he said.

The reforms that Howard advocates, meritorious as they are, require political support to be enacted.

He was created baron Tilbury by Charles I for meritorious services.

Economy was his strong point and he observed it in his public and private life with meritorious consistency.

What is there so superior or so meritorious in the attitude of a religious man towards God?

The voluntary renouncement of earthly goods alone is meritorious before God.

Verily this is a meritorious deed, and therefore hast thou been delivered into my hands.

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