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

1 sense of merit

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 merited

1 sense of merited

Sense 1
merited (vs. unmerited), deserved -- (properly deserved; "a merited success")

unmerited (vs. merited) -- (not merited or deserved; "received an unmerited honorary degree")
        => gratuitous -- (without cause; "a gratuitous insult")
        => undeserved -- (not deserved or earned; "has an undeserved reputation as a coward")

Similarity of adj merited

1 sense of merited

Sense 1
merited (vs. unmerited), deserved -- (properly deserved; "a merited success")
       => condign -- (fitting or appropriate and deserved; used especially of punishment; "condign censure")

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