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[ US /ənˈwɔɹəntɪd/ ]
[ UK /ʌnwˈɒɹəntɪd/ ]
  1. lacking justification or authorization
    desire for undue private profit
    unwarranted limitations of personal freedom
  2. without a basis in reason or fact
    unwarranted jealousy
    baseless gossip
    idle fears
    unfounded suspicions
    the allegations proved groundless
  3. incapable of being justified or explained
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How To Use unwarranted In A Sentence

  • CHAPTER Seventeen EMERSON was unreasonably annoyed with me for what he called my unwarranted interference. The Curse of the Pharaohs
  • A commission was scheduled to be appointed within 10 days of the end of the strike to investigate possible unwarranted dismissals since March 1.
  • If Thomas has a reputation for being a sourpuss, those who have been around him for most of his career insist that reputation is unwarranted anyway.
  • Such a conclusion is as philosophically bizarre as it is textually unwarranted.
  • Mr. Obama urged Congress Tuesday to immediately eliminate what he called "unwarranted" tax breaks for oil companies. Gas Price Surge Triggers Political Brawl
  • MCINTYRE: General Jones says he did not use the term reinforcements because that connotes a panic and desperation he says is unwarranted. CNN Transcript Sep 7, 2006
  • China's Foreign Ministry denounced those remarks as unwarranted American meddling and an attempt to "internationalize" a strictly regional problem. Reining in China's Ambitions
  • His lack of mobility and limited lateral movement were major detriments for the Jets' offense in 2003, when offensive coordinator Paul Hackett took repeated and unwarranted hits for his play design.
  • Not only are the claims made for rave exaggerated and in many cases unwarranted, but they rest on a misunderstanding of history.
  • What I don't like about the Snopes posting is that they make it seem as if the phonecard thing was unwarranted. Archive 2004-12-01
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