Adjective "meritorious" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Deserving reward or praise.
  1. 'For a meritorious student, finances would not be a problem as many scholarships are available.'
  2. 'If anyone knows of any well written, amusing, or otherwise meritorious right wing blogs you'd like to suggest, please post a comment.'
  3. 'Obedience to the divine will is meritorious, and brings reward; disobedience is lethally punished.'
  4. 'The school authorities identified three meritorious students from below poverty line families and gave them a helping hand.'
  5. 'It has also been helping many meritorious students, every year, to pursue their education by providing them scholarships.'
  6. 'Many meritorious students who have got admissions in self-financing colleges are not in a position to continue their education by paying unexpectedly huge amount as fees.'
  7. 'The medals worn by them are not only for bravery but also for meritorious service and for spending more than a year in dangerous operational sectors.'
  8. 'At the same time, those who render meritorious service should be given due recognition with fitting rewards.'
  9. 'This would add to his kitty of three meritorious service entries, 31 rewards and the ‘commendation certificate’ from the Madurai District Collector on four occasions.'
  10. '‘Hutch’ was particularly interested in promoting the professional growth of deserving, meritorious young scientists.'
  11. 'the costs involved in civil litigation may prevent a meritorious appeal'
  12. 'As we remind ourselves the burden of proof is on the defendants, and the court must be assiduous not to strike out a claim which may be meritorious, even though the prospects of it being so are remote.'
  13. 'In a general sense, insurers and insureds have a common interest in ensuring that only meritorious claims are paid.'
  14. 'And not every meritorious claim will be sufficiently lucrative to attract a lawyer willing to work on a contingent fee basis.'
  15. 'If the plaintiff has a strong and apparently meritorious claim the court is reluctant to make an order which may have the effect of shutting the plaintiff out.'
  16. 'The ‘one petition’ rule cuts off meritless and meritorious claims alike, based merely on the sequence of filings.'
  17. 'You say the fact that so many apparently meritorious applications were rejected is a ground for concluding that they weren't considered?'
  18. 'Thus, the most meritorious lawsuits would be the ones that progressed forward to settlement or verdict.'
  19. 'There's such an imbalance that for them to say lawyers shouldn't advertise for meritorious claims is a bit hypocritical.'
  20. 'The court held that she was entitled to withdraw without costs as she had a meritorious claim when she initiated the application but circumstances had changed.'
  21. 'If people deserve to recover, ambulance chasers are how the market is supposed to bring meritorious claims to the courthouse.'


1. deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy: to receive a gift for meritorious service.

More examples(as adjective)

"services can be meritorious."

"defenses can be meritorious."

"conducts can be meritorious."

"performances can be meritorious."

"deeds can be meritorious."

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Late Middle English (in the sense ‘entitling a person to reward’): from late Latin meritorius (from merit- ‘earned’, from the verb mereri) + -ous.