merited adj : properly deserved; "a merited success" [ant: unmerited]
- Of or pertaining to merit.
- It was a merited reward.
- past of merit
appropriate, balanced, condign, defensible, deserved, due, earned, entitled, equitable, even, evenhanded, fair, fair and square, fit, good, just, justifiable, justified, lawful, legal, level, meet, meet and right, proper, qualified, requisite, right, right and proper, rightful, square, suitable, warrantable, warranted, well-earned, worthy