Thursday, 27th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : mèrri-táwree-ess
1. deserving honor and recognition
2. deserving honor, respect, or admiration
3. having merit
15th century - Latin meritorius - merere - earn
admirable, bang-up, boss, choice, commendable, creditable, deserving, estimable, excellent, exemplary, first chop, golden, good, good show, laudable, mad, meritable, mess, nifty, noble, praisable, praiseworthy, rad, right, righteous, ten, thankworthy, top drawer, virtuous, winner, world-beater, worthy, honorable
corrupt, discreditable, dishonorable, immoral, improper, unworthy, worthless, wrong
• She was awarded a medal for meritorious service.
• In point of meritorious character, the two things seemed about equal.
• "As to the meritorious part," he said, "he readily agreed with the captain; for where could be the merit of barely discharging a duty?
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