deservingness

Definitions of deservingness
  1. noun
    the quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance)
    “there were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded”
    synonyms: merit, meritoriousness
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    type of:
    worthiness
    the quality or state of having merit or value
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