Antonyms of adj unmerited

2 senses of unmerited

Sense 1
unmerited (vs. merited) -- (not merited or deserved; "received an unmerited honorary degree")

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

Sense 2
unmerited -- (not merited; "unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject")

INDIRECT (VIA unworthy) -> worthy -- (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause")

Similarity of adj unmerited

2 senses of unmerited

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
unmerited -- (not merited; "unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject")
       => unworthy (vs. worthy) -- (lacking in value or merit; "dispel a student whose conduct is deemed unworthy"; "unworthy of forgiveness")

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