Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deserve

1 sense of deserve

Sense 1
deserve, merit -- (be worthy or deserving; "You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Antonyms of adj deserving

1 sense of deserving

Sense 1
deserving, worth (predicate) -- (worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically))

INDIRECT (VIA worthy) -> unworthy -- (lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness")

Similarity of adj deserving

1 sense of deserving

Sense 1
deserving, worth (predicate) -- (worthy of being treated in a particular way; "an idea worth considering"; "the deserving poor" (often used ironically))
       => worthy (vs. unworthy) -- (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause")

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