meritorious
[ mer-i-tawr-ee-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin (in the sense ‘entitling a person to reward’): from late Latin meritorius (from merit- ‘earned’, from the verb mereri ) + -ous
Synonyms
  • exemplary
  • praiseworthy
  • admirable
Antonyms
  • corrupt
  • dishonorable
  • immoral
  • improper
  • unworthy
  • wrong
Definition
deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy
Example
The team had a plaque made for his meritorious service.
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