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deservedly

adverb
     
de‧serv‧ed‧ly
1 in a way that is right or deserved
deservedly popular/well-known/famous etc
Bistro Roti is a deservedly popular restaurant.
Arsenal were deservedly beaten 2-1 by Leeds.
2

(and) deservedly so

used to say that you agree that something is right and deserved:
She is widely respected in the music world, and deservedly so.

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