1. not merited or deserved
    received an unmerited honorary degree
  2. not merited
    unmerited treatment of a potentially fine subject
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How To Use unmerited In A Sentence

  • Engrossed by the pride of self-defence, and the indignancy of unmerited unkindness, the disturbed mind of Camilla had not yet formed one separate reflexion, nor even admitted a distinct idea of Edgar himself, disengaged from the accusation in which he stood involved. Camilla
  • There is a genuine global appetite for the unlucky defeat, for the utterly unmerited victory; in short, for cruelty. Times, Sunday Times
  • A man should exercise an almost boundless toleration and placability, because if he is capricious enough to refuse to forgive a single individual for the meanness or evil that lies at his door, it is doing the rest of the world a quite unmerited honour. On Human Nature
  • He believed the tribunal's investigation into the awarding of the licence was wholly unnecessary and unmerited.
  • What was asked of the Christian was simply faith, itself an unmerited gift from God, and at the root of that faith was the Bible - which, like Jesus' sacrifice, was also sufficient and complete.
  • Though all religions recommend values such as generosity, selflessness and charity, increasingly people resort to religion only to secure limitless and unmerited advantages in this world and the next.
  • Her "immaculate conception" in the womb of her own mother—i.e. her miraculous preservation from original sin—made her, in a unique way, what we all become at the moment of our baptism: a vessel filled with God's unmerited grace, which in the primary sense is nothing other than his divinizing love. Mary and EENS
  • But the vituperation and demands for redress are unmerited. Times, Sunday Times
  • The notion that Didier Drogba's dismissal was both unmerited and instrumental in the result of the game will surely be discounted by Mourinho as he attempts to find the measure of cool Frankie Rijkaard and his side for the second leg.
  • Self-pity is a totally contemptible vice and I have throughout many vicissitudes and much unmerited disappointment avoided it as a plague.
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