Deserved vs Deserving - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between deserved and deserving
is that deserved
) while deserving
As an adjective deserving is
worthy of reward or praise; meritorious.
As a noun deserving is
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To be entitled to, as a result of past actions; to be worthy to have.
:After playing so well, the team really deserved their win .
:After what he did, he deserved to go to prison .
:This argument deserves a closer examination.
*Bible, Job xi. 6
*:God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth .
*:John Gay deserved to be a favourite.
(obsolete) To earn, win.
*1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.vii:
*:That gentle Lady, whom I loue and serue, / After long suit and weary seruicis, / Did aske me, how I could her loue deserue , / And how she might be sure, that I would neuer swerue.
(obsolete) To reward, to give in return for service.
*:Gramercy saide the kynge / & I lyue sir Lambegus I shal deserue hit / And thenne sir Lambegus armed hym / and rode after as fast as he myghte
(obsolete) To serve; to treat; to benefit.
*:A man that hath / So well deserved me.
* See also
* This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
worthy of reward or praise; meritorious
meriting, worthy (reward, punishment etc.)
- the deserving poor
* Jonathan Swift
- A person of great deservings from the republic.