Deserving honor, respect, or admiration
Julius is deserving of particular honour for his patronage of art and literature.
I realize in most ways Edith isn't deserving of too much sympathy, but I still think of her as a tragic figure.
He provided work for the deserving poor, supplied them with clothes and food in seasons of special distress.
He founded museums, libraries and schools, and inaugurated scholarships and a fund from which deserving scholars desirous of studying in England and America could obtain their expenses.
The nomenclature or " lettering " of maps is a subject deserving special attention.