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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel mer-it]
    • /wɛl ˈmɛr ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel mer-it]
    • /wɛl ˈmɛr ɪt/

Definitions of well-merited word

  • noun well-merited claim to respect and praise; excellence; worth. 1
  • noun well-merited something that deserves or justifies a reward or commendation; a commendable quality, act, etc.: The book's only merit is its sincerity. 1
  • noun well-merited merits, the inherent rights and wrongs of a matter, as a lawsuit, unobscured by procedural details, technicalities, personal feelings, etc.: The case will be decided on its merits alone. 1
  • noun well-merited Often, merits. the state or fact of deserving; desert: to treat people according to their merits. 1
  • noun well-merited Roman Catholic Church. worthiness of spiritual reward, acquired by righteous acts made under the influence of grace. 1
  • noun well-merited Obsolete. something that is deserved, whether good or bad. 1

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Origin of well-merited

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; Middle English < Latin meritum act worthy of praise (or blame), noun use of neuter of meritus, past participle of merēre to earn

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Parts of speech for Well-merited


well-merited popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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