well-earned

adjective (well earned when postpositive)

fully deserveda well-earned rest

Nearby words

  1. well-disposed,
  2. well-documented,
  3. well-done,
  4. well-dressed,
  5. well-dressing,
  6. well-endowed,
  7. well-equipped,
  8. well-established,
  9. well-favored,
  10. well-favoured

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Word Origin and History for well-earned

well-earned

adj.

1730, from well (adv.) + past participle of earn.

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