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adverb as in duly

adverb as in fairly

adverb as in rightfully

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It is suspenseful and deservedly considered a classic, but Matheson offers no real sense of place.

There’s Oscar buzz around both performances, and deservedly so.

So rather than focusing on whether elected officials deserve our empathy in this moment, we should focus on the expectations that we deservedly put on them.

From Vox

There are jokes that might get Twitter blowback, deservedly and otherwise.

From Time

“Across the board, everyone felt that it was deservedly the winner,” said Gabrielle Glore, the festival’s director and head of programming, according to Variety.

The Innocence Project has done deservedly celebrated work exposing cases of wrongful convictions, chiefly in rapes and homicides.

And with a multi-facetted oddball like John Lurie, most deservedly so.

Unsurprisingly, and deservedly, it got its own Twitter account.

The film is already generating considerable Oscar buzz, and deservedly so.

It was nominated, deservedly so, for Best Sound Mixing and Best Cinematography.

Lawrence Hyde, earl of Rochester, died; deservedly respected as an able statesman.

Mr. Willis gained a wide and deservedly high reputation as the builder of many Cathedral organs—upwards of sixteen.

The Prince who remained at the head of the government was deservedly popular among the Brazilians.

Durham, like Canterbury, is a town that is much favored by the artists, and deservedly so.

But to every one of my household, save Susan who did not count, he was—I admit, deservedly—an object of loathing.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deservedly, such as: appropriately, correctly, suitably, punctually, at the proper time, and befittingly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.