meritorious


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meritorious

adjective above par, acceptable, approvable, approved, august, benevolent, better, charitable, chivalric, chivalrous, choice, commendable, commendatory, conscientious, credit-worthy, creditable, dazzling, decent, deserving, deserving of commendation, deserving of compliment, deserving of praise, deserving of reward, desirable, dignified, distinctive, distinguished, dutiful, edifying, elevated, eminent, entitled, estimable, ethical, excellent, exemplary, extraordinary, fine, first-rate, generous, glorious, good, good-quality, great, greathearted, guiltless, heroic, high-minded, high-principled, honest, honorable, idealistic, impeccable, incorrupt, incorruptible, irreproachable, just, laudatory, laude dignus, lofty, magnanimous, marvelous, moral, noble, perfect, philanthropic, possessing merit, praiseworthy, preeminent, prime, princely, principled, proper, quality, rare, refined, reliable, reputable, right-minded, righteous, select, solid, sound, splendid, stainless, sterling, sublime, substantial, superior, superlative, supreme, terrifc, tested, unimpeachable, unselfish, upright, valuable, virtuous, well-done, well-intentioned, wonderful, worth imitating, worthwhile, worthy, worthy of fame, worthy of praise
Associated concepts: meritorious cause, meritorious cause of action, meritorious claim, meritorious defense, meritorious grounds
See also: cogent, conscientious, exemplary, high-minded, incorruptible, justifiable, laudable, major, moral, reputable, sterling, unimpeachable
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Would the porter help me in so innocent and meritorious an intrigue?
A rich old lady--highly respected at the Mothers' Small-Clothes-Conversion-Society, and a great friend of Miss Clack's (to whom she left nothing but a mourning ring)-- had bequeathed to the admirable and meritorious Godfrey a legacy of five thousand pounds.
Do you understand why I am taking all this trouble--thankfully taking it--to gratify the curiosity of the meritorious young gentleman who hunted him down?
This meritorious official laying the papers on the table, disclosed a face of pasty complexion and of melancholy ugliness surrounded by a lot of fine, long dark grey hairs, barred heavily by thick and bushy eyebrows.
The mere fact of trying would be considered meritorious in the higher quarters; and the possessor of the prize would have a claim to an administrative appointment of the better sort after he had taken his degree.
The singular felicity, with which Ishmael had contrived to shift the responsibility of all that had passed, from his own shoulders to those of his prisoners, backed as it was by circumstances that hardly admitted of a very philosophical examination of any mooted point in ethics, was sufficiently embarrassing to the several individuals, who were so unexpectedly required to answer for a conduct which, in their simplicity, they had deemed so meritorious.
The serjeant rejoined with many choice asseverations that he didn't; and that if his (the serjeant's) own father were to say he did, he would run the old gentleman through the body cheerfully, and consider it a meritorious action.
Equally, if his heart had given entertainment to that prohibited guest, his silent fighting of his way through the mental condition of this period might have been a little meritorious.
After making a tour of the house, and thinking, for the first time, that the poor-laws really were too hard on people; and that men who ran away from their wives, leaving them chargeable to the parish, ought, in justice to be visited with no punishment at all, but rather rewarded as meritorious individuals who had suffered much; Mr.
The stately woman would then, with a meritorious appearance of devoting herself to the general good, pursue her dinner as if she were feeding somebody else on high public grounds.
During his career, he has received Defense Distinguished Service Medals, the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, and Defense Meritorious Service Medals, as well as Joint Service Commendation and Joint Meritorious Unit Awards.
Under the federal racketeering laws, the law firms allegedly used the mails and wires to defraud Keene into entering into excessive settlements by bringing tons of thousands of non-meritorious cases, while representing to Keene that such cases were meritorious, and by knowingly providing false or misleading evidence of impairment and exposure to the products of BEH, Keene's subsidiary.