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Definition of Merit

Merit

  1. The quality or state of deserving well or ill; desert.
  2. Esp. in a good sense: The quality or state of deserving well; worth; excellence.
  3. Reward deserved; any mark or token of excellence or approbation; as, his teacher gave him ten merits.
  4. To earn by service or performance; to have a right to claim as reward; to deserve; sometimes, to deserve in a bad sense; as, to merit punishment.
  5. To reward.
  6. To acquire desert; to gain value; to receive benefit; to profit.

Merit Quotations

The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs.
Charles Baudelaire

Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
William Shakespeare

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Coco Chanel

True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
E. F. L. Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Arrogance on the part of the meritorious is even more offensive to us than the arrogance of those without merit: for merit itself is offensive.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Merit Translations

merit in Afrikaans is verdien
merit in Danish is fortjene
merit in Dutch is waard zijn, toekomen, verdienen
merit in Finnish is ansaita
merit in German is Verdienst
merit in Latin is excellentia, promereo, dignitas, promeritum
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