Appropriate and Deserved


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Appropriate adjective – Meeting the requirements of a purpose or situation.
Usage example: I don't think jeans and a T-shirt are appropriate attire for a wedding

Deserved is a synonym for appropriate in right topic. In some cases you can use "Deserved" instead an adjective "Appropriate", when it comes to topics like lawful, suitable, seemly.
Nearby Words: appropriation, appropriately, appropriateness, appropriated
Synonyms for Appropriate


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Deserved adjective – Being what is called for by accepted standards of right and wrong.
Usage example: a well deserved promotion for a hard worker

Appropriate is a synonym for deserved in behaviour topic. You can use "Appropriate" instead an adjective "Deserved", if it concerns topics such as right, lawful, rightful, merited.
Nearby Words: deserving, deservedly
Synonyms for Deserved

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Both words in one sentence

  • Video Game / Fallout 2 Karmic Death Myron gets an entirely deserved death that is infinitely appropriate.
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