deserved

[ dih-zurvd ]
/ dɪˈzɜrvd /

adjective

justly or rightly earned; merited: a deserved increase in salary.

Origin of deserved

First recorded in 1545–55; deserve + -ed2

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undeserved

/ (ˌʌndɪˈzɜːvd) /

adjective

not earned or merited; unwarrantedan undeserved reputation
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