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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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Participants unanimously stressed the need to ensure recruitment of police transparently, meritoriously and free from all sorts of influences and political pressure.
Such investment will save workers, who have served meritoriously form dying prematurely in penury, which usually occurs when pension and gratuities are not paid to workers over a long period of time after retirement.
Jenkins remained in Great Lakes for Seaman ATD School where he was meritoriously promoted to seaman for his outstanding performance.
No doubt worried by the devastating sufferings of the vast majority of public sector pensioners who have served the nation meritoriously, the Federal government of Nigeria decided to do something positive about the matter.
He served six years active duty in the United States Marine Corps, where he was meritoriously promoted five ranks in less than three years.
If our present always comes forward as a knot to be untangled, a coil of the infinite historical possibilities that determined it--as Marienbad meritoriously reminds us--it is equally true that if we really think of our self-realization as an understanding of ourselves by ourselves, our attempts and our recollections cannot avoid concrete past events in their practical, even legalistic irreversibility.
He's an outstanding young Marine and was our choice for being combat meritoriously promoted to his current rank," said Gillespie, a native of Stafford, Virginia.
The students had auditioned for the YES academy months in advance; meritoriously handpicked, they all seemed eager to prove that this was not an opportunity to be wasted considering that many were on scholarships funded by various sponsors.
Our achievements are much better that the ones of some countries that have joined the Alliance and therefore in November at the Summit in Lisbon, the Republic of Macedonia should meritoriously receive the invitation for a full-fledged membership," said Trenevski.
The guess the public is making has now gone to the brim, with some believing its difficulty is likely a conspiracy to block some one they see is meritoriously worthless for any of the positions, and could only now be spared by these two grand opportunities.
But in between he had three runs in Group 1 company - fifth in the Prince of Wales's Stakes and the King George, and, most meritoriously, sixth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, beaten under four lengths by Zarkava, and after having missed the break.
But Martin has set up an ambitious goal in this book, and he has achieved it meritoriously.