how to pronounce deserved


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deserved is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of deserved in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… portentous magnitude deserved formal …”

meanings of deserved


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of deserve.

deserved frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word deserved occurs in english on average 11.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deserved can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that deserved can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with deserved


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