Unwarranted

  • 1 Unwarranted — Un*war rant*ed, a. Not warranted; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 unwarranted — I adjective arbitrary, baseless, excessive, fulsome, groundless, immoderate, improper, indefensible, inexcusable, inordinate, needless, objectionable, outrageous, overmuch, superabundant, superfluous, supernumerary, unauthorized, uncalled for,… …

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  • 3 unwarranted — 1570s, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of WARRANT (Cf. warrant) (v.) …

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  • 4 unwarranted — *baseless, groundless, unfounded Analogous words: unauthorized, unaccredited (see corresponding affirmative verbs at AUTHORIZE): unapproved, unsanctioned (see corresponding affirmative verbs at APPROVE) Antonyms: warranted …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 unwarranted — [adj] not reasonable or right baseless, bottomless, foundationless, gratuitous, groundless, indefensible, inexcusable, uncalledfor, unconscionable, undue, unfair, unfounded, ungrounded, unjust, unjustifiable, unjustified, unprovoked, unreasonable …

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  • 6 unwarranted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not warranted …

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  • 7 unwarranted — [spelling only] …

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  • 8 unwarranted — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ The delay did seem unwarranted. ADVERB ▪ completely, quite (esp. BrE), totally, wholly …

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  • 9 unwarranted — [[t]ʌ̱nwɒ̱rəntɪd, AM wɔ͟ːr [/t]] ADJ (disapproval) If you describe something as unwarranted, you are critical of it because there is no need or reason for it. [FORMAL] Any attempt to discuss the issue of human rights was rejected as an… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 unwarranted — adj. unwarranted by * * * [ʌn wɒrəntɪd] unwarranted by …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 unwarranted — adjective 1) the criticism is unwarranted Syn: unjustified, uncalled for, unnecessary, unreasonable, unjust, groundless, excessive, gratuitous, immoderate, disproportionate, undue, unconscionable, unjustifiable, indefensible, inexcusable,… …

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  • 12 unwarranted — adjective 1) the criticism is unwarranted Syn: unjustified, indefensible, inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable, uncalled for, unnecessary, unjust, groundless 2) an unwarranted invasion of privacy Syn: unauthorized …

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  • 13 unwarranted — un|war|rant|ed [ʌnˈwɔrəntıd US ˈwo: , ˈwa: ] adj done without good reason, and therefore annoying ▪ unwarranted interference …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 unwarranted — un|war|rant|ed [ ʌn wɔrəntəd ] adjective not fair or necessary: This is an unwarranted invasion of my personal privacy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 unwarranted — adjective done without good reason, and therefore annoying: unwarranted interference in our affairs …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 unwarranted — UK [ʌnˈwɒrəntɪd] / US [ʌnˈwɔrəntəd] adjective not fair or necessary This is an unwarranted invasion of my personal privacy …

    English dictionary

  • 17 unwarranted — /ʌnˈwɒrəntəd / (say un woruhntuhd) adjective 1. not justified, confirmed, or supported: an unwarranted supposition. 2. not authorised, as actions. –unwarrantedly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 18 unwarranted — adj.; unwarrantedly, adv. * * * …

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  • 19 unwarranted — adjective Not warranted; unjustified; being without warrant, authority, or guaranty; unwarrantable. See Also: unwarrantability, unwarrantable, unwarrantableness …

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  • 20 unwarranted — Synonyms and related words: actionable, against the law, anarchic, anarchistic, anomic, apocryphal, baseless, black market, bootleg, bottomless, chargeable, contraband, contrary to law, criminal, cutthroat, empty, exacting, excessive, exorbitant …

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