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Meaning of word merit from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

merit   noun

Meaning : Any admirable quality or attribute.

Example : Work of great merit.

Synonyms : virtue

The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection.

They discussed the merits and demerits of her novel.
He knew his own faults much better than she did.
demerit, fault

Meaning : The quality of being deserving (e.g., deserving assistance).

Example : There were many children whose deservingness he recognized and rewarded.

Synonyms : deservingness, meritoriousness

merit   verb

Meaning : Be worthy or deserving.

Example : You deserve a promotion after all the hard work you have done.

Synonyms : deserve